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Noelle Pikus-Pace receives a hug from her daughter Lacee, 5, after competing in the United States women's skeleton team trials in Park City, Utah. Pikus-Pace was highlighted in a recent Washington Post article. File photo from Oct. 28, 2013.

Utah County native and Olympic skeleton racer Noelle Pikus-Pace shared her experience competing and traveling with her family as she prepares for 2014 Olympics in Sochi in an article from The Washington Post.

Through the ups and downs of her Olympic story, Pikus-Pace tells how she’s come to the World Cup season leading into Sochi and how her family is helping her along the way.

“Having them there, they’re my support system, they’re my everything,” Pikus-Pace said.

Read more about Pikus-Pace’s journey at WashingtonPost.com.

Alison Moore is a writer for the Faith and Family sections at DeseretNews.com. She is studying communications and editing at Brigham Young University. EMAIL: [email protected]