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CANMORE, Alta. -- Brian McKeever won his second gold medal of the first ever IPC World Cup on his home track after taking first place in the mens 20-kilometre visually impaired classic-ski race on Thursday. McKeever, 34, won the race in a time of 54 minutes 55.4 seconds. The event is serving as one of his final tune-ups for the Canadian Olympic trials next year. "It was a good day. I think the key thing is that we develop a game plan and it is working," the 10-time Paralympic medallist said in a release. "My fitness is there and I am feeling great with where things are at right now." Competing without his guide Eric Carleton for the second straight race, McKeever beat a field featuring many of the worlds best para-skiers. Carelton missed the races due to an illness. McKeever also won gold in the 10-kilometre visually impaired skate-ski race on Monday. Russias Stanislav Chokhlaev and his guide Maksim Pirogov skied to the silver medal with a time of 55:22.8, while fellow Russian Vladimir Udaltcov and Rusian Bogachev teamed up to win the bronze medal in 58:12.8. "It was a good tight race today to the finish," said McKeever. "I was coming into the final corner and a guy fell on me which spun me around. That happens when you have a bunch of blind guys skiing. Im happy I had opened it up a bit though." Earlier, eight-time Paralympic medallist Colette Bourgonje finished fifth in the womens 10-kilometre sit-ski race. The Saskatoon resident finished in a time of 34:47.3. Norways Mariann Marthinsen won gold in 33:17.3. Canmores Chis Klebl finished seventh in the mens 13.3 kilometre sit-ski race with a time of 39:27.5. Russias Irek Zaripov took the title in 38:06.3. 76ers Jerseys 2019 . No, the San Antonio star didnt announce retirement plans during an off day at the NBA Finals on Wednesday. Philadelphia 76ers Shirts . 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Now they have to do it again one more time Sunday. The American, Colombian and Brazilian who have celebrated some of their biggest career moments at Indianapolis each made daring runs over the final 80 minutes Saturday to take the top three seeds heading into Sundays Indianapolis 500 shootout. Carpenter finished first with a four-lap qualifying average of 230.661 mph. Munoz was second at 230.460. "I wasnt sure we were going to go 230 in our first run, so I was relieved when we did," Carpenter said. "But to be honest, I didnt think going into qualifying I was going to exceed 230." Others drivers thought Carpenter would, and it only took one practice lap and one qualifying lap to assuage any doubts. Carpenter, the fifth car on the track, averaged 230.114 then sat around all day as other drivers tried to knock him off the top rung. Nobody caught him until a rain delay ended at 4:18 p.m. Then in a flurry of speed, Andretti Autosport driver James Hinchcliffe knocked Carpenter off the pole, Munoz knocked Hinchcliffe, his teammate, off the pole, and Carpenter retook the pole. He finished the day waiting 65 minutes to see if it would stand. Normally, the reward for surviving such tension would be celebrating a pole win. Instead, under the new qualifying format, all Saturday did was assure Carpenter and the other eight top cars of a top-nine starting spot on Indys traditional 33-car starting grid. Each of the top nine will have one qualifying run Sunday with the fastest claiming the coveted No. 1 starting spot for the May 25 race. The success of Carpenter, Munoz and Castroneves was hardly a surprise. Carpenter, last years pole winner, had one of the fastest cars in practice Thursday and Friday. If he wins the pole again Sunday on the track his stepfather, Tony George, once ran, Carpenter would be the second driver since 1990 to earn consecutive poles at Indy. Castroneves also did it in 2009 and 2010. Munoz, meanwhile, drives for Michael Andretti, whose team has consistently put four or five drivers in the top 10 all week. In 2013, Munoz made his InndyCar debut here and responded by qualifying second, finishing second and walking away as the 500 rookie of the year.dddddddddddd "I was questioning myself, the team, everything before, but as soon as I hit the track I forgot everything," Munoz said. "The car was really fast, and its a shame we wasted that second outing. I think were looking strong, and well see what happens tomorrow." Castroneves owns three 500 wins and three pole wins at Indy -- all for team owner Roger Penske. But there was plenty of intrigue, too. Kurt Busch, the fourth driver to attempt "the double" by racing in Indy and Charlotte on the same day, May 25, nearly made it into the pole shootout, too. He was bumped with 39 minutes left in qualifying when 2000 Indy winner Juan Pablo Montoya surpassed Buschs speed of 229.960. Busch could have bumped his way back into the fast nine had he not already left for NASCARs All-Star race in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was scheduled to be back in Indy for Day 2 when the top 30 starting spots will be determined. Two other Andretti drivers, Hinchcliffe and Marco Andretti, overcame unusual circumstances to reach the shootout. Hinchcliffe was fourth (230.407) despite spending most of this week recovering from a concussion. Andretti actually withdrew his original qualifying time to move into a shorter line, then waved off on another attempt before making it back to No. 6. Frances Simon Pagenaud, who won the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis last weekend, was seventh. Carpenters teammate, JR Hildebrand, and Sarah Fishers driver, Josef Newgarden, also made the shootout, though Chip Ganassis four drivers were shut out. "I think we need to find a little more speed," Charlie Kimball said. "As a team, the fact that we arent in the top nine would prove that. We all work toward that goal, having four of our cars in the top nine. It was a lofty goal, but that was the expectation within the team." This time, theyll all be watching Carpenter and the rest of the gang. "We came in with a good car and a good package from last year," Carpenter said. "Like I said, with the second car here, weve been able to try some more things than what we did last year." ' ' '

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