Kevin Pearce http://aspenpublicradio.org en Road to Sochi: Documentary Highlights Dangers of Extreme Sports http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/road-sochi-documentary-highlights-dangers-extreme-sports <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the Olympic Games get closer, the competitions are heating up. The Aspen-area athletes competing in ski racing, cross-country skiing, figure skating, snowboarding and </span>freeskiing<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will find out soon whether they’ve made Team USA.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some local athletes compete in the </span>halfpipe<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> like </span>snowboarder<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Gretchen </span>Bleiler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>freeskiers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Torin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Yater-Wallace<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Alex </span>Ferriera<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Skiing </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">H</span>alfpipe<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a new discipline at the upcoming Olympics. Just like many competitions, this event can be dangerous and even fatal. A new documentary features 2010 Olympic hopeful Kevin Pearce</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;who crashed during training and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.</span></p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 00:17:09 +0000 Marci Krivonen 12552 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Road to Sochi: Documentary Highlights Dangers of Extreme Sports