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Steve Holcomb talks to the press at the Whistler Center following his historic gold-medal victory in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. His win ended a 62-year gold-medal drought for the United States in Olympic four-man bobsledding.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Report: Holcomb died of sleeping pills, alcohol

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LAKE PLACID — Gold-medal bobsled pilot Steve Holcomb had “a fatal combination” of a prescription sleep aid and a 0.18 percent blood alcohol concentration in his system at the time of his death, USA Bobsled and Skeleton announced in a press release Tuesday evening. The sleeping ...

Oldest skier to win World Cup race retires at 36

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VIENNA (AP) — Austrian skier Elisabeth Goergl retired Monday, 2¢ years after becoming the oldest woman to win a World Cup race. A two-time world champion and two-time Olympic bronze medalist, the 36-year-old Goergl said she lacked motivation to prepare for the Olympic season. Goergl ...

Bryce Hartman, left, of Saranac Lake and Sean Davis, of Lake Placid, pound the pavement on Mirror Lake Drive early Sunday morning during their 13.1-mile run in the 13th annual Lake Placid Marathon.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Runners hit the streets of LP

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LAKE PLACID — A veteran and a rookie took the full-distance titles Sunday in the 13th annual Lake Placid Marathon on a day that started under the cover of clouds and turned into a scorcher as the afternoon approached. The race saw 170 runners cross the finish line at the 26.2-mile ...

Lake Placid senior Stuart Baird takes the baton from teammate Henry McGrew during a home track meet on May 11. Baird will compete today in the 4x800 relay at the NYSPHSAA track and field championships and then attempt his first marathon in Lake Placid on Sunday.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Double duty for Baird brothers

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LAKE PLACID — Stuart Baird joined the Lake Placid track team as a junior just to stay in shape to be better at the sport he loves the most: the game of soccer. But in the process, Baird, who is now a senior and will graduate later this month, found out he’s a pretty good runner too. ...

Runners make their way up Main Street during the 2016 Lake Placid Marathon and Half.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Rebuilding, one runner at a time

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LAKE PLACID — Rebuilding the Lake Placid Marathon and Half back to its peak, after seeing a continual decline in participation over the past several years, is like running up the last hill on McLenathan Avenue before the finish line at the Olympic Speedskating Oval. It’s hard work, but it ...

Kelsey Rdzanek was inducted into Saranac Lake's athletic Hall of Fame at Tuesday’s awards night at the high school.
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Red Storm athletes honored

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SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake High School held its annual athletic awards presentation Tuesday night and seniors Ethan Wood and Brittany Shumway led the list as the Red Storm’s varsity athletes of the year. Shumway competed in four sports — soccer, cross country, ice hockey and track ...

Sophie McClelland leads Kate Barton and Janey McClelland over a bridge on the 11.5-mile course during last year’s Great Adirondack Trail Run. 
(Enterprise file photo — Justin A. Levine)

Great Adirondack Trail Run returns for 13th year

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KEENE VALLEY — The Mountaineer gear store in Keene Valley will host its 13th annual Great Adirondack Trail Run on Saturday, offering both an arduous 11.5-mile run and a 3.5-mile fun run. The longer run is at capacity, but registration remains open for the shorter distance. Cost for the ...

Skaters from the Lake Placid and Saranac Lake girls hockey teams battle on the ice at the Olympic Center during a game played on January 10. The teams will merge next season.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Rivals set to combine forces

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Central School District Board of Education unanimously approved two different and distinct sports mergers with the Saranac Lake Central School District for the 2017-18 school year at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled board meeting. A football merger entails ...

Riders take off at the start of Sunday’s Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike Race, which climbs the state’s fifth-highest peak from the Veterans Memorial Highway in Wilmington.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

18-year-old outclimbs field in Whiteface Uphill race

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WILMINGTON — Christopher Welch of Barneveld rode to victory Sunday, topping a field of 267 cyclists who took on the 11-mile climb in the 16th annual Whiteface Uphill Bike Race. As an 18-year-old, Welch was one of the younger riders in the pack, and he reached the finish line just below ...

Kroes leads locals at state tourney

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Lake Placid’s Bjorn Kroes turned in the lowest score among the nine Section VII golfers competing in the NYSPHSAA golf championships to finish in a seven-way tie for 25th place in the two-day tournament that wrapped up Monday at Cornell University’s par-71 Robert Trent Jones-designed ...

Ed Joy, of Poolsville, approaches the finish line to post the fastest time of Saturday’s Tupper Lake 8-Miler in an Epic V14 kayak.
(Photo provided — Roger Gocking)

Paddlers take on windy 8-Miler

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TUPPER LAKE — In one mass start on Saturday, 45 paddlers took on the gusty winds and cool conditions that marked the third running of the Tupper Lake 8-Miler. The start in Simon Pond at the boat launch was somewhat sheltered but the northwest wind churned up significant chop before ...

Racers take off at the start of the seventh annual Wilmington Whiteface mountain bike race Saturday. The event featured distances of 100 and 50 kilometers, racing on dirt roads and singletrack throughout the Wilmington region. 
(Photo provided — Roy Bombard)

Bouchard-Hall sets standard

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WILMINGTON — Kevin Bouchard-Hall dethroned the defending champion and set a course record in the process Saturday to win the seventh annual Wilmington Whiteface 100K mountain bike race in cool, relatively dry conditions.. Bouchard-Hall, of Westport, completed the 100-kilometer course ...

Red Storm girls come through

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SARANAC LAKE — When members of the Saranac Lake girls track and field team needed to come up with their best efforts ever, they came through in a big way at the Section VII state qualifying meet Friday in Ticonderoga. As a result of a handful of personal-best performances, as well as a ...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Photo provided by the governor's office)

Cuomo tells NY: Visit Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID — In a press release Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo encouraged New Yorkers to visit Lake Placid this summer. Cuomo said the “historic Winter Olympic destination” features “endless” opportunities for summer outdoor recreation. “The North Country is home to world-class ...

USOC on board with made-for-TV camp

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DENVER (AP) — America’s got talent, and the leaders at the U.S. Olympic Committee are turning on the TV cameras to find it. The quest for gold and America’s insatiable appetite for reality television are merging this summer with an Olympic scouting camp that will ultimately be ...