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Olympian transformations

Athletes learn to apply skills from other sports to winter events

Steve Langton, shown in his Northeastern University track days, is the brakeman for the United States in the two-man bobsled in the Winter Olympics. Steve Langton, shown in his Northeastern University track days, is the brakeman for the United States in the two-man bobsled in the Winter Olympics. (Jim Pierce/Northeastern)
By Shira Springer
Globe Staff / February 26, 2010

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After a successful track and field career at Northeastern University, Steve Langton of Melrose still wanted to compete at the highest level. He knew the Summer Olympics weren’t in his future, but he wondered about the Winter Olympics. On his 24th birthday, Langton decided to find a new sport and did a Google search on “USA ... (Full article: 1281 words)

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