PHOTO: Skier Sarah Burke remembered with beautiful heart-shaped tribute in Sochi

Workers form a heart during a tribute for Sarah Burke
Workers form a heart during a tribute for Sarah Burke on Feb. 20 in Sochi, Russia.

During the women’s ski half-pipe competition on Thursday in Sochi, slope workers and volunteers skied down the middle of the half-pipe to form a heart in honor one of the sport’s legends, Sarah Burke.

Burke, a pioneer in the sport of freestyle skiing, always wanted to have the competition be included in the Olympics, and it made its debut Thursday night in Sochi.

On Jan. 19, 2012, Burke died after crashing during a training accident in Park City, Utah.




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