Cdn cross-country skier Brian McKeever wins in Canmore

Canmore's Brian McKeever is in search of his second appearance at a Winter Olympics. (QMI AGENCY)

Canmore's Brian McKeever is in search of his second appearance at a Winter Olympics. (QMI AGENCY)

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, Last Updated: 9:03 PM ET

Legally blind cross-country skier Brian McKeever took a step towards making his second Canadian Olympic team Thursday.

McKeever, who became the first athlete to compete in the Olympics and Paralympics four years ago in Vancouver, won the men's 15-kilometre individual start classic-ski race at the Cross Country Canada Olympic Trials in Canmore, Alta. the three-time Paralympian finished less than two second ahead of runner-up Graeme Killick of Fort McMurray, Alta.

"I am just relieved to be able to put everything together and put it all into the race," McKeever said.

"For me it is all about focusing on the job I have to do. When it is all done on Sunday, I will be thrilled to have another opportunity to go to the Games, but if I don't and I know I put everything I had into my performance, then that is all I can ask for."

Emily Nishikawa of Whitehorse also took a step towards booking her ticket to Sochi by dominating the women's 10-km race.

Nishikawa finished nearly a minute ahead of Brittany Webster of Caledon, Ont.


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