Vail alpine coach Martin Bell shared the spotlight with Eddie the Eagle

Vail alpine coach Martin Bell shared the spotlight with Eddie the Eagle
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By Krista Driscoll

Eddie the Eagle, the man and the movie, fly in so many ways, some more gracefully than others.You know Martin Bell, the famed British Olympian and Vail alpine coach.Bell knew Eddie when they were little kids with big dreams.You also remember Eddie the Eagle. So does Bell.Bell is Britain’s most successful ski racer, eighth in the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympic downhill, a British record that still stands.He smiles as he reminds us that he finished ahead of all the Canadians and Americans that year.“I was the top-ranked English speaking ski racer,” he said, grinning.But before we can tell you that …

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