Sarah Burke’s former coach spreads her ashes on Sochi halfpipe
Do you remember how the International Olympic Committee banned Olympic athletes in Sochi form wearing armbands and stickers in tribute to Sarah Burke, the Canadian halfpipe skier who died in 2012?
Well, it turns out Trennon Paynter, Burke’s former coach, pulled off a much more fitting tribute.
As the Toronto Star reports, Paynter brought Burke’s ashes to the halfpipe in Sochi and spread them in intervals over its length. He also spread some of the ashes near the Olympic rings and atop the mountainside. When asked how he was able to sneak the ashes past security, he simply said, “I’m sneaky.”
Kudos to you, Mr. Paynter. It’s hard to imagine a better tribute to Burke’s legacy.