Kaitlyn Farrington’s road to Sochi was a unique one. In order to pay for her equipment and contests, her father would sell cows.
Photo from NBC Olympics
As we are certain you are all aware, it is time once again for the Winter Olympics. With stories of the conditions of Sochi, Russia, pouring out of every news outlet, how could you not be aware? However, we are not interested in regurgitating the double-toilet/no toilet issues the Olympians are facing, nor do we wish to bore you with further talk about very dangerous beer-colored water, electrical wiring connected to the shower faucets, etc., etc. Instead, we would like to enlighten you on an interesting story about a young woman, her dream of being an Olympic athlete and the cows that got her there. Yes, cows! Kaitlyn Farrington, a 24-year-old snowboarder competing in the women’s halfpipe, made it to the Olympics by selling cattle. Her parents farm in Sunny Valley, Idaho, and to pay for their daughter’s training and travel, they would sell a cow at a time. What an amazing support system Miss Farrington has. Well, we certainly know who we’re rooting for in the women’s snowboarding competition.
– Article from Farm Journal “Grazing the Net”
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