Lindsey Van at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships last year, in Val di Fiemme, Italy. Mike Hewitt/Getty Images hide caption

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The Edge

After Decade-Long Fight, Ski Jumper Lindsey Van Is 'Ready To Fly'

The 29-year-old from Park City, Utah, will compete on the U.S. Olympic team in Sochi this month. What it took to get there is more than she ever imagined.

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After Decade-Long Fight, Ski Jumper Lindsey Van Is 'Ready To Fly'

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Tennessee Weighs The Cost Of A Free College Education

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'Philomena' And The Power Of A Quiet Film Score

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