'Flying Tomato' lands in NY

Updated: February 4, 2009, 2:38 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Taxi drivers jump out of their cabs to hug a surprised Shaun White.

The snowboarder and his red, flowing locks became familiar to many folks who had never given his sport a second thought before his gold medal at the 2006 Olympics. A popular ad pitchman with his own clothing line and video game, White appreciates any opportunity to expand snowboarding's audience.

This week, he's leaving the mountain for Manhattan, competing on a nine-story ramp with the city skyline as ...

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