Most pro athletes don't get to the top of their sport on their own. Most often, they have a mentor who supports them along the way. For the lucky, those mentors are other pro athletes, like these folks here.
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A photo-based look back at some of the highlights from slopestyle and halfpipe snowboarding in the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
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Ayumu Hirano scores a 92.33 in Snowboard SuperPipe final at X Games Aspen 2013.