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Skier Ralph Green Aiming for Paralympic Glory (Video)


Ralph Green has just one leg, but that doesn’t stop him from flying down mountains at speeds up to 90 miles per hour. It’s mostly about balance and angles, having fun and not being scared of the speed, Green told CBS’s Sunday Morning from the slopes of Vail. He’s working for a spot on the U.S. Disabled Ski Team, which will compete in the Paralympic Games in Vancouver next year. As 5280 pointed out in a profile of Green, he’s more than your average “ghetto fabulous” paralympic skier.

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