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I awoke yesterday to a number of messages from Norway informing me that our friend Inge Bråten had passed away. Even more was the surprise that Inge had Cancer. 63 years young – now gone. I last spoke with him only 3 weeks ago and talked about plans for the 2013 Vasa & Rennet. He told me at that time he was taking some time off from commentating due to some voice issues. We can not bring back the past but only move forward and try to do for the Nordic World what Inge did. Although many times he may not had been in favor he always was trying to push the envelope in the nordic world- ” A New Approach” as he would say. For those of you who attended the 2011 Inge Bråten Clinic hosted in Marine On St.Croix by Out There & FruitShare~ Feel lucky! As Inge told me about 1 month after the clinic, ” I have coached teams in Norway, Sweden, Switzerland & Canada now the group I had at Marine – They are my US Team!” A Wonderful Man with Wonderful Vision.
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