Sarah Burke's ashes spread across Olympic halfpipe

Canadian halfpipe skier Sarah Burke died after a crash during a training run in January 2012....

Canadian halfpipe skier Sarah Burke died after a crash during a training run in January 2012. (Reuters)

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Sarah Burke’s influence and memory have left a mark on the Olympics, and now a piece of her will remain in Sochi.

According to multiple reports, Canadian halfpipe coach Trennon Paynter spread the freestyle skier’s ashes across the mountain – including the halfpipe – where Olympic skiing and snowboarding events were held for the Winter Games.

Burke was a halfpipe skiing pioneer and a key player in lobbying for its inclusion at the Olympics.

The four-time Winter X Games champion died in January 2012 after crashing during a training run.

Freestyle athletes and Olympic workers paid tribute to Burke throughout the Games. The most noteworthy being when the staff responsible for grooming the halfpipe skied down the course in the formation of a heart.

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