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Inspired Farrington wins halfpipe gold

Updated: February 13, 2014, 11:01 AM ET
By Alyssa Roenigk | espnW.com

SOCHI, Russia -- "Hey Kaitlyn, have you seen this yet?"

A few moments before she was to take her first semifinal run in women's snowboard halfpipe Wednesday afternoon, U.S. coach Peter Foley handed Kaitlyn Farrington his phone, which was set to play a video.

"No!" she said. "I haven't. Thank you!" Earlier in the day, Farrington had received an email from Andy Gilbert, her childhood coach on the Sun Valley, Idaho, snowboard team. In the email was a link to a ...

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