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RIP Sarah Burke  
User currently offlinealsberg From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 136 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1147 times:

Sarah Burke died on Thursday from an injury she received while training in the super pipe in Park City, Utah. This is tragic news for the ski community. Sarah Burke was a leader in women's free skiing, and a likely contender to win Skiing Super pipe in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. I was lucky enough to have had the chance to ski with her a few years ago at Momentum Ski Camp. She was an extremely nice, caring person. She truly inspires me.
Here is an article about the injury:
http://espn.go.com/action/freeskiing...-burke-dies-injuries-suffered-utah
As well, her injuries generated a substantial bill which the public as well as one of her sponsors has reached out to help her family cover. More can be learned about that here:
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/01/20...o-exceed-sarah-burke-medical-costs

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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12457 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1054 times:

I too was saddened to hear of her death.

Thanks for posting.



Inspiration, move me brightly!
User currently offlineconnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 854 times:

Interesting article on her injury, however sad. Initially when I heard about the accident I thought it was similar to Natasha Richardson's "bleed and die", but apparently not quite the same.

Such a shame when young talent is taken from us, whatever the field.



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