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Olympic cross-county skier Holly Brooks became an honorary hometown girl in Anchorage, Alaska, after coaching local skiers and sweeping them up in her improbable push to make the US 2010 team.
Athletes at the Vancouver Olympics have usually gotten there with the backing of a small army of supporters who encourage, chastise, bolster, and fund. Just ask US skeleton's Noelle Pikus-Pace or US luger Mark Grimmette.