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Skier slowed, not stopped, by diabetes

Updated: February 21, 2010, 2:35 AM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

WHISTLER, British Columbia -- You are Kris Freeman and you may be the best cross-country distance skier in America, an Olympic medal contender for a country that hasn't won a medal in this discipline in 34 years. But you are also diabetic and instead of medaling in the biggest race of your life, you are lying in the snow, watching competitors pass you by, betrayed again by your body. And for once, you think about quitting and walking back to the finish. But first your body needs the strength to ...

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