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Hibbert gold again in Aspen X snocross

The Associated Press and StaffAspen, CO Colorado
Tucker Hibbert, from Goodridge, MN, takes to the air with his snowmobile during the 20 lap SnoCross competition at the Winter X Games 13 at Buttermilk Ski Area, near Aspen, Colo. on Saturday, Jan., 24, 2009. Hibbert placed first. (AP Photo/Nathan Bilow)
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ASPEN Snowmobiler Tucker Hibbert got out early on the field in snocross Saturday and breezed to his third straight crown at the Winter X Games in Aspen. “It’s awesome,” said Hibbert, who tied Blair Morgan for most medals in the sport with eight. Morgan broke his back in a motorcycle accident at a competition last September, and is paralyzed below the waist. “I’ve spoken to Blair a few times since his accident and it sounds like he’s doing really well,” Hibbert said.Hibbert led in all 20 laps of the event, winning by 36 seconds over Robbie Malinoski.The bronze medal went to Dan Ebert, who was honored to be standing with his idols. “If someone had said you are going to go to Aspen and win a medal, I never would have fathomed it,” an ecstatic Ebert said. “I looked up to these guys growing up, so to be on the podium with them is amazing.”

1. Tucker Hibbert / Arctic Cat / 1128.255 2. Robbie Malinowski / Ski-Doo / 1164.864 3. Dan Ebert / Arctic Cat / 1169.036 4. Levi LaVallee / Polaris / 1172.336 5. Ryan Simons / Arctic Cat / 1184.839 6. Dave Allard / Ski-Doo / 1265.084 7. Bobby LePage / Polaris / 1275.835 8. Matt Piche / Arctic Cat / 1278.338 9. Brett Bender / Polaris / 1279.584 10. Matt Morin / Ski-Doo / 1392.089 11. D.J. Eckstrom / Polaris / 1427.250 12. T.J. Gulla / Polaris / 1805.212 13. Shaun Crapo / Polaris / 2040.223 14. Paul Bauerly / Ski-Doo / 2254.973 15. Garth Kaufman / Arctic Cat / 2479.632


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