Racing American, but also racing independently

Racing American, but also racing independently
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By Chris Freud

BEAVER CREEK — Most American fans who left Redtail Stadium on Saturday left thinking about 19-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin’s gold medal in the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships slalom. However, for a number of other American racers, the day was also about determination, overcoming insurmountable odds and true grit.The group of American slalom skiers who raced Saturday was one punctuated both by young talent and seasoned veterans and included skiers who have battled everything from repeated injuries to brain surgery. If you were looking for a group of gritty racers, look no further.Eagle-Vail’s slalom starlet Shiffrin won gold in a …

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