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12 Olympic athletes who want to save the planet

By: Julie Knapp on Feb. 4, 2010, 5:31 a.m.
Katie Uhlaender, Women’s Skeleton


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Katie Uhlaender, skeleton

A need for speed drew Uhlaender to skeleton and that’s also the reason why she also loves skiing, snowboarding and kite boarding. When she’s not using the snow and sea for thrills, she volunteers with the National Wildlife Society, Environmental Conservation Society and World Wildlife Society.