Kate Rau’s hugs and high-fives get students on the right track

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By Edward Stoner

EAGLE — Hundreds of teenagers are swarming the race course, their weary faces smeared with sweat and dust as they pedal across the finish line. Kate Rau is right there. She knows each rider’s name. She embraces nearly every kid, from the ecstatic winners to the back-of-the-pack stragglers, praising their achievement. “You are amazing,” she says as panting teens wobble through the finish corral. “She’s the amazing one. Everything she does is for the greater good. Kate is probably my biggest role model,” said Aaricka Johnson, a 17-year-old mountain biker from Leadville who has raced in the Colorado High School …

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