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Former ski star Besse has a new liver

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1994: William Besse drives towards victory on the Lauberhorn.


Marcel W. Perrenski reporter

The encounter with William Besse last summer even hit the otherwise hardened Kitzbühel hero Daniel Mahrer (Hahnenkamm winner 1989) badly. «As a racing driver, Willy was a fearless go-getter. But then he suddenly stood before me like misery personified. I hardly recognized him that day because this once strong downhill skier was so emaciated. Willy still weighed almost 70 kilos and was already completely exhausted in broad daylight. Just awful!”

The Valais Besse used this opportunity to explain to his long-standing teammate from Graubünden that he would soon need a new liver. Mahrer says he was also shocked by this admission “because a lot of liver damage can be attributed to excessive alcohol consumption”. In the case of Besse, however, it was immediately clear to him that this could not be the reason. “While I, as the son of a brewer, liked to drink a beer, Besse only toasted with us at a very special celebration.”

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