Batty races Olympics despite cracked collarbone

Canada's Emily Batty had been eating, sleeping and breathing thoughts of the 2012 Olympic Games for years. She was in fine form, finishing fourth at the Val d'Isere World Cup two weekends ago. Then a crash during training on the course in the week leading up to the women's Olympic cross country race on Saturday almost cost her the chance to participate. However, she was determined to still compete, even with a newly broken collarbone.

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Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.