Skier Vies For A Spot On Team USA After Breaking Both Legs
“On a cold, cloudy day in Colorado, ski racer Alice McKennis suits up. She buckles her boots, puts on a back protector and dons a tightfitting speed suit.
She’s training at the U.S. Ski Team’s Speed Center at Copper Mountain near Vail, Colo. — and how she got here is exceptional.
The 24-year-old has been skiing since she was a toddler. Last January, she won the downhill Alpine Ski World Cup; in March, she broke her leg in 30 places. But now she’s back and looking for a second shot at an Olympic medal on Team USA in Sochi, Russia. The team will be selected by late January.” – NPR
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