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Sarah Burke’s death rekindles an old debate

Sarah Burke’s death rekindles an old debate Published: Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 11:39 p.m. MST Predictably, the death of freeskiing champion Sarah Burke nine days after a crash-landing in the superpipe at Park City, just like the death of extreme skier Jamie Pierre in an avalanche at Snowbird last November, and the fall that sent [...]

Helmets and other protective gear can only do so much to prevent serious injuries and deaths for high-flying skiers and snowboarders.

Sarah Burke’s Death: Can Gear Keep Up With Skiers? Helmets and other protective gear can only do so much to prevent serious injuries and deaths for high-flying skiers and snowboarders. By Emily Sohn | Mon Jan 23, 2012 09:24 AM ET As friends, family and fans of freestyle skier Sarah Burke mourn the athlete’s death [...]