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From US Paralympics:

// U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association // January 27, 2007

"Paralympian Tyler Walker (left) held on to this lead to win the first Mono Skier X competition at the Winter X Games Saturday.ASPEN, Colo. - U.S. Disabled Alpine Ski Team athlete Tyler Walker (Franconia, N.H.) piloted his 40-pound mono-ski to Winter X Games gold Saturday as mono skier X made its official debut.
"Right out of the gate, I just tried to stay focused on everything in front of me," said Walker, a student at the University of New Hampshire. "But the big thing is how important this event is for the sport. The crowd was huge and going crazy, the media is everywhere - it's awesome. This brings our sport into the mainstream and lets everyone know that we're all outstanding athletes, we just use different equipment." (

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