Tara Llanes to be featured on US TV

Injured downhiller shares her painful recovery routine, story of accident

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Pro mountain bike racer Tara Llanes, recovering and undergoing rehabilitation therapy since a September 1 crash, is to be featured on the television program “Access Hollywood” on Wednesday, December 26, 2007.

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A former X-Games and US National Champion and a World Cup medalist, Llanes has been a fixture on the MTB racing scene for many years. She was seriously injured in a crash during the Jeep King of the Mountain finale at Beaver Creek Resort in Colorado.

Llanes was airlifted to a hospital in Denver where she underwent seven hours of surgery to her damaged spinal cord.

In early December, “Access Hollywood” reporter Maria Menounos interviewed Llanes about her accident and a camera crew followed her through a day of her grueling therapy at the Craig Hospital in Denver.

The segment about Llanes will be part of a series of inspirational stories presented during Christmas week.

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