It breaks our hearts to announce this, but Team B4BC rider and Olympic halfpipe gold medalist Kaitlyn Farrington will be retiring from competition due to a spinal condition. We are behind her 100% as she navigates the next steps in her snowboard career and inspires us with her always sunny attitude, and can’t wait to see what is next to come for her!
From Kaitlyn: “Here we go. The past few months have been really difficult. I’ve met with many specialists and they all confirmed I have congenital cervical stenosis of my spine, a condition I was born with and never knew I had until a recent fall in Austria led me to get an MRI. It’s taken me these few months to come to terms with my diagnosis and the fact that I must retire from competitive halfpipe snowboarding. I am so thankful for my friends, family and sponsors for their support throughout this time. It’s been an unbelievable run and I look forward to my next quarter century. Cheers to early retirement…”
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