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Cape skier blazes trail for others

Jan 30, 2011
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From: Portland Press Herald, Published January 30, 2011

Born with one leg, Christina Kouros is helping to change the landscape of Maine high school athletics

CAPE ELIZABETH – Christina Kouros leaned over one of three waxing tables propped on the yellow-painted concrete floor of what in autumn serves as the high school football locker room.

With a small red tool the size and shape of a ballpoint pen, she scraped fresh wax from the groove of her overturned skate ski. She gripped the tool with one hand, her left. The other hand held her crutches.

When Kouros and teammate Dana Hatton, a freshman working on Kouros’s other ski, finished with the pair, Cape Elizabeth Nordic Coach Deven Morrill hopped down from a casket-sized wooden chest filled with waxes, poles, gloves and mittens and gave the bottoms a final scrape and brushing before pronouncing them good to go.

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