Noelle Pikus-Pace hoping for another chance

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The pride of Orem, Noelle Pikus-Pace hopes to be among the Olympians in Vancouver.

You may recall her amazing and agonizing story. In the run-up to the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics, Pikus-Pace was one of the USA's medal favorites in Skeleton, but the reigning World Champion had her hopes crushed in a freak accident.

Noelle Pikus-Pace hoping for another chance

A runaway bobsled crashed into her during training in Calgary in October of 2006, and despite heroic efforts to recover and qualify for the February Olympics, she couldn't make it.

Now, three years later, she's back, stronger than ever and juggling a new labor of love.

We sat down with her recently to look back and ahead to Vancouver 2010. Click to Play to view our interview with her.

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