PARK CITY - In the coming months, many of the world's best winter athletes will be flooding into Colorado to train and compete before the Winter Olympics in 2014.
But right now, three Colorado athletes are wrapping up summer training in places like Park City, Utah. At the US Ski and Snowboard Team's Center of Excellence Training Center in Park City, Glenwood Springs downhill racer Alice McKennis is working out by rehabbing a broken leg.
Last season after beating Lindsey Vonn and winning her first World Cup race, McKennis broke her leg in 30 places in a horrific ski crash. Now, this summer, she's been making big strides - doing weight training on that leg and healing faster than expected with the goal of skiing again soon.
"I hope to be on skis and training by the end of October," McKennis said.
Also at the training center, Bryan and Taylor Fletcher - two brothers from Steamboat Springs - look to help the men's Nordic Combined Team continue its winning momentum. They shared a World Cup bronze medal this past season and are now looking to head to the Olympics together.
Before their season starts, they are working hard with some strength training.
"Every day, twice a day, if it's not on the cross country side, it's something on the jumping side, so usually for our Nordic Combined Team, it's two sessions a day, seven days a week," Bryan Fletcher said. "It's a very demanding sport with the two sides."
The Fletcher brothers make up half of the Nordic Combined Team and are joined by Olympian Bill Demong and Steamboat Springs superstar Olympian Todd Lodwick.
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