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Demong and his mom Helen at the World Championships in 2009. Photo: Demong family
Demong and his mom Helen at the World Championships in 2009. Photo: Demong family

Vermontville?s Demong ready to dominate Nordic combined in Vancouver

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We heard this week that biathlete Tim Burke from Paul Smiths has claimed the overall lead in the world cup rankings. Burke is part of a remarkable generation of athletes who grew up in the Adirondacks, competing and training together. At least nine North Country skiers, sledders and skaters are expected to compete this winter at the Vancouver Olympics. This morning, we profile another top North Country racer, Bill Demong from Vermontville. As Brian Mann reports, Demong's career has been shaped by a winter culture that cherished the outdoors and embraced Lake Placid's Olympic tradition.

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Adirondack Bureau Chief

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