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Aaron not your conventional skater

Updated: March 12, 2013, 11:24 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford

The gesture went by in a blink, and it might have been lost on most of the crowd at January's U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Omaha, Neb. But Max Aaron's parents knew exactly what he meant when he slid briefly on one knee and punched a fist in the air after skating the program that secured the national title.

It was his old goal-scoring celebration. The only thing missing was the flashing red light.

Aaron is a rarity -- an athlete who pulled double shifts, so to ...

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