Brian McKeever fights virus prior to Paralympics

Canmore's Brian McKeever is gunning for the podium at the Paralympics. (Justin Parsons/QMI Agency)

Canmore's Brian McKeever is gunning for the podium at the Paralympics. (Justin Parsons/QMI Agency)

DANIEL AUSTIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:13 PM ET

CALGARY - Brian McKeever understands better than most how thin the line between success and disappointment can be at the Paralympics.

That’s why there was a considerable amount of alarm when the Canmore nordic skier tweeted that he was feeling under the weather earlier this week.

“Woke up with virus yesterday. Timing couldn’t be much worse. Not the ideal prep for the #Paralympics. It’s been a bumpy #RoadtoSochi,” McKeever wrote Monday.

Despite amassing one of the most impressive resumes in Canadian sport — seven Paralympic gold medals, two silvers and one bronze — McKeever’s not taking anything for granted heading into Sochi.

At 34-years-old, McKeever’s become one of the elder statesmen of his sport and admitted that the build-up to this year’s Games hasn’t gone as smoothly as it did in the lead-in to the 2010 Paralympics in Vancouver.


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