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Vt. athlete finishes 12th in Sochi

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Liz Stephen (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team) Liz Stephen (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team)
SOCHI, Russia -

We have the first results from a local athlete in the Olympics.

Montpelier's Liz Stephen finished twelfth overall in the ladies' 7.5 km classic and 7.5 km free cross-country skiing event. Her total time was 40:09.

First-time Olympian Jessie Diggins, who skis with the Stratton elite team, skied into an impressive eighth and secured the top spot for Team USA in the women's skiathlon Saturday.

Norway took the gold in that event.

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