Christina Taylor Green had courage to swing

The life led by Little Leaguer Christina Taylor Green, the youngest victim of the Jan. 8 Tucson massacre, provides inspiration for an elite cyclist, who believes Green's legacy will live on through sports-loving girls and women of all ages.

Updated: January 25, 2011, 11:14 AM ET
By Kathryn Bertine

On Jan. 8, 2011, an unmasked shooter shot 19 people, six of them fatally, outside a Safeway supermarket north of Tucson, Ariz. Kathryn Bertine, a Tucson-based elite cyclist and journalist, reports on the life and legacy of one of the victims, 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green.

As a female athlete and a resident of Tucson, Ariz., the tragedy of the massacre that took place on Jan. 8, 2011, hit close to home in many aspects. Tucson likes to pretend it's a big city, but those of ...

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