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Puckett Pulls Through

Originally Published: January 24, 2004
By Leslie Anthony | EXPN.com

Here's a formula for hometown hero: After experiencing problems in 2003 Skier X, step up and post the fastest qualifying time for this year's gig. Stay at or near the top in each successive heat. Then, in the final, glide past the reigning champion—who happens to be holding the lead—in the only place on the course it could be done. Give no quarter to post the win in front of a wildly cheering crowd and 110 million home viewers in a first live broadcast. Hold up your skis for the camera ...

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