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Skier Dave Murray dies

They burst onto the European ski scene in the '70s, flying down the most challenging hills with a kamikaze flair. Within a year of competing on the World Cup circuit these fearless Canadian boys were beating the Europeans at a game they'd never lost. Dave Irwin, Ken Read, Dave Murray and Steve Podborski were the Crazy Canucks – young, wild, and skiing as fast as they could.

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At the young age of 37, skier Dave Murray has died Oct. 23, after a battle with cancer.


Medium: Radio
Program: As It Happens
Broadcast Date: Oct. 24, 1990
Guest: Ken Read
Host: Alan Maitland
Interviewer: Christopher Thomas
Duration: 4:48

Last updated: February 13, 2014

Page consulted on October 27, 2014

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