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Sarah Burke's life in photos

Canadian skier Sarah Burke lived life to the fullest on the ski slopes, and off them.

Sarah Burke's life in photos

Those who knew Sarah Burke called her a pioneer in the sport of women's freestyle skiing. She lobbied successfully for women's superpipe to be included in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Tragically, after a training accident in Utah, Burked died from injuries sustained during a crash. She was 29.

"Sarah was the one who, in a very positive way, stood in the face of adversity and asked, ‘Why not?"' Peter Judge, the CEO of Canada's freestyle team, told CBS News. "What she would have wanted was for her teammates and others in her sport to stand up and also say, ‘Why not?’ To benefit from the significant opportunities available to them, being able to compete in the Olympics and the X Games. Those were the things she wanted and cherished and fought for."