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Pikus-Pace slides into retirement

Updated: April 16, 2014, 5:23 PM ET
By Mackenzie Lobby | Special to espnW.com

Sitting in second after three runs, Noelle Pikus-Pace was full of nervous energy as she waited to throw down her final Olympic run at the Sanki Sliding Center in Sochi. One of the best skeleton sliders in the world, she normally writes down three goals for herself before every competition, but this run was different.

"I knew this would be my last run, not just of the Olympics, but of my career," said the 31-year-old. "I really just wanted to enjoy the moment and get after it."

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