One Life Saved, 80,000 to Go

Murphy, Austin
February 2004
Sports Illustrated;2/23/2004, Vol. 100 Issue 8, pA12
This article profiles snowboarder Chris Klug. Afflicted with the same rare liver disease that led to Walter Payton's death, Klug had spent almost seven years on the waiting list for a donated liver. As for his day job, Klug aims to win medals in two events at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin, Italy. The latter event, which has been described as Roller Derby on snow, entails much jockeying and jostling. This suits Klug, a former all-state quarterback from Mountain View, Ore.


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