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Skier Sarah Burke’s Ashes Get Sneakily Scattered In Sochi By Her Coach

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This is so incredibly touching!

Sarah Burke was a skier who tragically passed away in 2012, after crashing at the bottom of a superpipe in Utah.

Well, Canadian coach Trennon Paynter wasn’t going to let his trainee miss the Sochi Olympics that she’d been training so hard for.

Paynter brought Sarah’s ashes in a metal container with him all the way to Russia, but he had to get crafty in order to spread them because there were metal detectors everywhere!

Since he’s a coach, Paynter was able to tuck the ashes into his jacket, and then make a few runs down the hill. He explained

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Skier Sarah Burke Has Passed Away

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Sarah Burke Died

This is such a huge loss for skiing.

Sarah Burke, 29, and freestyle skier, has died due to "irreversible damage to her brain due to lack of oxygen and blood after cardiac arrest."

It's been nine days since she crashed at the bottom of the superpipe during a training run in Utah.

Peter Judge, the CEO of Canada's freestyle team, said before her death:

"Sarah, in many ways, defines the sport. She's been involved since the very, very early days as one of the first people to bring skis into the pipe. She's also been very dedicated in trying to define her sport but not define herself by winning. For her, it's been about making herself the best she can be rather than comparing herself to other people."

We are so saddened by this. She was favored to win both in the upcoming Olympics AND the Winter X-Games.

There's nothing much more we can say past that we are so truly sorry for her family and friends', and the sport's loss.

[Image via AP Images.]

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Ski Champion Sarah Burke In Coma

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Oh no! This is awful!

Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke is in a coma after receiving a brain injury while training for the X-Games.

The 4-time X-Games gold medalist had landed a new trick during a superpipe run in Park City, Utah on Tuesday, but unfortunately "bounced from her feet onto her head."

Her husband,

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