by Wayne Dzubak
The Headlines read… Hailey Duke finishes 2nd for the second straight day!
The former Idaho Olympian is trying to get back on the USA Olympic team and compete in Sochi, Russia in February.
She is racing on the NORAM circuit in Colorado posting back to back second place finishes with hopes for a World Cup start and then the Olympics.
Duke, who graduated Capital High school and now lives in Sun Valley, made the Olympic team in 2010 but health issues caused her performance to suffer and she was cut from the team.
Shortly afterwards doctors found a large tumor on her pituitary and Duke decided to have brain surgery.
Duke says she feels better than ever and claims she is back on a level playing field with the competition.
Duke says her goal to go from Brain Surgery to Sochi! Sports Radio 630 The Fan has no doubt she’ll make it and we’ll be watching with daily Olympic updates in February.
Don’t blink because as Hailey says, “Her fastest turns are yet to come!”