Death of Sarah Burke

September 3, 1982 - January 19, 2012
Whistler, British Columbia | Age 29

Canadian freestyle skier dead at 29
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EDDIE PELLS, The Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sarah Burke was an X Games star with a grass-roots mentality — a daredevil superpipe skier who understood the risks inherent to her sport and the debt she owed to it for her success on the slopes.

The pioneering Canadian freestyler, who helped get superpipe accepted into the Olympics, died Thursday after a Jan. 10 crash during a training run in Park City, Utah.

Burke, who lived near Whistler, in British...

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