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Sports briefs: Ski team member hurt in fall

Published July 16, 2009 6:13 pm

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Cody Marshall of the U.S. Ski Team is in critical condition at University Hospital in Salt Lake City after suffering a head injury in a late-night fall at the Main Street Mall in Park City on Wednesday night, police and U.S. Ski Team officials said.

The 26-year-old native of Pittsfield, Vt., was with friends around 11:30 p.m. when he attempted to slide down the railing of an inoperative escalator that had been cordoned off, according to Capt. Phil Kirk of the Park City Police Department. Marshall fell backward off the railing about 20 feet and hit his head on the floor. An ambulance transported him to University Hospital.

Marshall is in his third year with the U.S. Ski Team, and has been living in Park City while training for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. He finished third in the slalom at the 2009 U.S. Alpine Championships in Alaska and reached the podium three times last season on the sub-elite Europa Cup circuit. His younger sister, Chelsea , is also a member of the Team, as was his older brother Jesse .

Michael C. Lewis

Teen is youngest to sail around world

Sailing » A 17-year-old Californian Thursday became the youngest person to sail around the world alone.

Zac Sunderland docked in the coastal community west of Los Angeles, completing a 28,000-mile trip that began last year. His family, friends and hundreds of onlookers cheered as his 36-foot Intrepid boat entered the harbor.

Also on hand was a team from the American Sailing Association, which certified his accomplishment.

From wire reports