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Alana Smith: 12-year-old X-Games Silver Medalist

Posted by Dan Egan October 24, 2013 10:21 PM

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At 12 years old, Alana Smith says she has "reached all of the dreams she set out for" when she started her career at 7 years old. Smith won an X-Games Silver Medal in Skateboarding this past summer in Barcelona, and she has also been added to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Smith attends the Kids that Rip Skateboard Academy and loves it. She considers herself an athlete and trains up to five hours a day.

Dan Egan caught up with Smith on her way to school. Listen to the interview on RadioBDC's Edging the Edging the Xtreme.

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Simon Dumont focuses on Sochi Olympics

Posted by Dan Egan October 2, 2013 05:41 PM

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Simon Dumont is the elder statesman of skiing half-pipe. With U.S. Olympic teammates and fellow competitors sometimes half his age, Dumont finds himself leading the sport he help to create. He has stood on the podium at every major half pipe event around the world for the last 13 years, and the final prize of Olympic glory is now with in reach.

For the last year, Dumont was injured to the extent that he competed without ski poles in the 2013 Winter X Games. But he's now injury-free and in the best shape of his life. With just under 150 days left before the Winter 2014 Opening Ceremonies in Sochi, Russia.

Edging the Xtreme caught up with Simon Dumont at the recent USOC 2013 Team USA Media Summit in Park City, Utah.

Listen to the entire interview on RadioBDC:

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