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torino. photos: steve What's the biggest challenge facing the race team? Hmmm. There's more than one. The length of our season. The lack of terrain. Money of course. We have to travel to access appropriate training and competition and from NS it seems everywhere is a long way and expensive. Also there are so many talented kids who are basically excluded from reaching their full potential because of the costs involved. We're all fearful that the increased investment in sports in the province will disappear after 2011. Which is ironic when report after report tells us that Canadians are fatter and less fit than they have ever been and that it's particularly significant amongst teenagers and young adults. So we have this amazingly fun sport that has the potential to keep those very people active all winter and summer, and yet we face the prospect of financial assistance drying up,

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