LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Eight-time Alpine World Cup downhill champion Lindsey Vonn wants to race through 2019, and her to-do list before then includes a race against men and another Olympic Games.
"The goal is definitely to make it to the next Olympics in South Korea in 2018, so that's two more seasons," Vonn said in an ESPN Radio interview aired on Monday.
"But I'm really hoping for three seasons, and I'll tell you why - it's because, in my final season, I would like to race against the men in one race."
In 2012, the International Ski Federation denied Vonn's request to race against men on her favorite course, Lake Louise in Canada.
At the time the federation said that "one gender is not entitled to participate in races of the other".
Vonn put that aspiration on hold as she dealt with crashes, knee injuries and surgery in 2013 and 2014.
Vonn clinched her eighth World Cup downhill title in nine years in the 2015-16 season - although her season was cut short by a crash in a super-G in Andorra that left her with another knee injury.
The 31-year-old acknowledged that her racing days are numbered.
"Eventually it will get to the point where, physically, there will only be one decision left to make," she told ESPN.
"So I have to just be prepared for that. I just hope it doesn't come too soon."