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Wescott defends gold, makes history

Updated: February 15, 2010, 9:49 PM ET
By Alyssa Roenigk | ESPN The Magazine

WHISTLER, British Columbia -- The race was on.

Margaret Wescott bolted to the front of the pack, frantically pushing through the crowd, eyes trained on the finish line just a few hundred feet ahead.

"My son just won the gold medal!" Wescott shouted as she blitzed out of the stands and past an overly aggressive security guard in a Smurf-blue winter jacket. "He did it again! Two in a row! I have to get to him!"

With that, Mama Wescott flew ...

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