Aksel Lund Svindal: Downhill daredevil to Silicon Valley virgin

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Svindal won Olympic gold in 2010

Norwegian is a five-time world champion

Missed 2014-2015 World Cup campaign

Has won five World Cup races this season

CNN  — 

You’re a downhill racing champion and an extreme skiing movie star, so how do you cope with a season out injured?

Head to Silicon Valley, of course. Well, you do if you are Aksel Lund Svindal.

The former Olympic champion tore his Achilles playing soccer in October 2014 and missed the whole of the following World Cup season.

But the driven Norwegian is not one for sitting about.