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The joy of six?

Five-time Olympian Clara Hughes, who has won multiple medals in both cycling and speed skating, retired from the ice after last year's Vancouver Winter Games. Now the Canadian two-sport superstar is back on the bike, and she has her sights set on making her sixth career Olympics in London next summer.

Updated: February 23, 2011, 5:08 PM ET
By Kathryn Bertine

"I was, without exaggeration, a delinquent teenager," Clara Hughes says, in a phone interview from Los Angeles, where Canada's most decorated speed skater is attempting to make her sixth Olympic team. Though it might seem an unlikely path from a "delinquent teenager" to the only athlete in history to win multiple medals in both Winter and Summer Olympics, Hughes' story is filled with unlikely events.

Today, her delinquent days are decades behind her. But at 15, Hughes was struggling ...

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