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Tiger Woods relationship with Lindsey Vonn

Tiger's latest birdie! Woods and US ski star Vonn go public with blossoming romance

By
Mike Dawes

PUBLISHED:

17:58 GMT, 18 March 2013

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UPDATED:

18:19 GMT, 18 March 2013

Tiger Woods has revealed he is dating American skier Lindsey Vonn.

The golfer, who is closing in on Rory McIlroy at the top of the world rankings, announced the news on his website.

Vonn, who is an Olympic champion in alpine skiing, suffered a huge crash earlier this year, tearing ligaments in her knee.

Together: Tiger Woods and downhill skier Lindsey Vonn have announced they are in a relationship

Together: Tiger Woods and downhill skier Lindsey Vonn have announced they are in a relationship

Woods, 37, wrote: 'Something nice that's
happened off the course was meeting Lindsey Vonn.

'Lindsey and I have
been friends for some time, but over the last few months we have become
very close and are now dating.'

'We thank you for your support and for respecting our privacy. We want
to continue our relationship, privately, as an ordinary couple and
continue to compete as athletes.'

'I guess it wasn't a well-kept secret but yes, I am dating Tiger Woods,' Vonn, 28, said.

'Our relationship evolved from a friendship into something more over these past few months and it has made me very happy,'

Golfer Tiger Woods and downhill skier Lindsey Vonn

Golfer Tiger Woods and downhill skier Lindsey Vonn

Happy couple: Woods and Vonn both made announcements following rumours they were dating

'I don't plan on addressing this further as I would like to keep that part of my life between us, my family and close friends.'

The pair have been the subject of romance rumours for some time and last month Woods sent his private jet to fly Vonn home to Vail, Colorado after her crash.

They have also been spotted together in Vail and aboard Wood's yacht in Florida.

Woods, a winner of 14 golf majors, divorced from his Swedish wife, Elin Nordegren, in 2010 after a highly-publicised sex scandal in which he publicly admitted to infidelity.

Vonn announced her split from husband of four years, Thomas Vonn, in November 2011 before finalising the divorce earlier this year.

Crash: Vonn was lifted by a helicopter during the Super-G event of the Ski World Championships

Crash: Vonn was lifted by a helicopter during the Super-G event of the Ski World Championships

Crash: Vonn was lifted by a helicopter during the Super-G event of the Ski World Championships

Crash: Vonn was lifted by a helicopter during the Super-G event of the Ski World Championships

Paula Radcliffe given head start in race with Haile Gebrselassie

Radcliffe handed big head start in special race against marathon legend Gebrselassie

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UPDATED:

15:50 GMT, 13 April 2012

Paula Radcliffe will be given a head start of seven minutes and 52 seconds when she takes on Haile Gebrselassie in a unique half marathon chase race in Vienna on Sunday.

Marathon world record holder Radcliffe's advantage is the difference between the two athletes' personal bests over the distance.

Radcliffe, 38, has a recognised best of 66 minutes 47 seconds, although she has recorded faster on a downhill course, while the Ethiopian's mark is 58.55, which was a world record when he set it in 2006.

Thumbs up: Paula Radcliffe (right) and Haile Gebrselassie ahead of their special half marathon race in Vienna

Thumbs up: Paula Radcliffe (right) and Haile Gebrselassie ahead of their special half marathon race in Vienna

'It will be unique, but in the end it is a competition. I am a bit worried though, because I have no information about Paula's shape,' said twice Olympic 10,000 metres champion Gebrselassie.

The event, run as part of the Vienna City Marathon, will be Radcliffe's first race of 2012. She has already been selected for the marathon at the London Olympics after beating the qualifying time when finishing third in Berlin last year.

Home hero: Radcliffe has already been selected for the marathon at the London Olympics

Home hero: Radcliffe has already been selected for the marathon at the London Olympics

'I had a difficult past two weeks because of a bronchitis. There were times when I thought I would not be able to come to Vienna,' she said.

'Because of this I am not sure what I can run on Sunday.

'I hope to be able to produce a good solid run and I would be happy with a time of sub 70 minutes. I hope it does not come to a sprint in the final 100 metres – in this case I know on who my money would be,' Radcliffe added.