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In photos: Eight of the fastest Paralympic moments

Paralympians demonstrate the need for speed at this year's Games

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Switzerland's Maurizio Nicoli skis during the men's sitting skiing Super G at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center March 9, 2014.

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Canada's Matt Hallat skis during the men's standing skiing Super G at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center March 9, 2014.

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Japan's Yoshihiro Nitta skis during the men's 20 km cross-country standing at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Rosa Khutor March 10, 2014.

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Alessandro Daldoss of Italy, left, and his guide Luca Negrini race during the men's downhill, visually impaired event at the 2014 Winter Paralympic, Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

Dmitry Lovetsky/AP

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Austria's Claudia Loesch races during the women's downhill, sitting skiing event at the 2014 Winter Paralympic, Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

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Andrew Soule of United States races during the 15km men's cross country ski, sitting event at the 2014 Winter Paralympic, Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

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Aaron Pike of United States races during the 15km men's cross country ski, sitting event at the 2014 Winter Paralympic, Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

Dmitry Lovetsky/AP

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South Korea and United States players in action during their ice sledge hockey match at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, Sunday March 9, 2014. United States won the match 3-0.

Pavel Golovkin/AP

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