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Roller Coaster Ride for Jeremy Abbott

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Susan D. Russell
Jeremy Abbott

It could be said that three-time U.S. champion Jeremy Abbott has taken a page from Aesop’s fable “The Tortoise and the Hare.” The 26-year-old has made a career out of racing to the top of the podium in one competition, only to find himself buried in the standings at the next.

“In my career I have hit a really high point, and then I would hit a really, really low point,” Abbott said. “I’m trying to keep everything very even now. I want to have a smaller range; nothing exceedingly high or crushingly low.

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Originally published in June 2012

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