Slacker and Steve - Worst First (Audio)

February 27, 2017

Photo: Andres Rodriguez |

Adrian Solano is a dreamer. Being from Venezuela, he’s not all that familiar with snow, but he made up his mind that he wanted to be a cross-country skier. So, he trained on wheels and was able to score a spot in the qualifying round in Lahti 2017 to represent his home country. Unfortunately for Solano, he discovered that skiing on snow is different than skiing on wheels. Much different. The Venezuelan had trouble even getting out of the starting blocks … and things did not get much better from there. He fell and stumbled several times throughout his horrific run and it led to many dubbing him as the “world’s worst skier,” which is probably pretty harsh. Ultimately, Solano couldn’t complete his run.


Whether it was the first attempt at something, a first day at a job, or a first meeting, what was your worst first?