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McKeever wins Canada's first gold at Sochi Paralympics

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The Canadian Press
3/10/2014 9:01:44 AM
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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Canada has its first gold medal at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games.

Cross-country skier Brian McKeever won the men's visually impaired 20-kilometre race on Monday.

The 34-year-old from Canmore, Alta., finished in a time of 52 minutes 37.1 seconds for his eighth career Paralympic gold medal.

Russia's Stanislav Chokhlaev was second, 1:16.0 back, while Sweden's Zebastian Modin finish third, 4:33.3 off the pace.

McKeever won three gold medals at the Vancouver Paralympics four years ago and has two more races to go at the Sochi Games.

Brian McKeever and Robin McKeever (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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