Photos: Napa Valley Inline Marathon (July 15, 2007)
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Photo by Darlene Prois
Skater From Another Planet? - More traditionally garbed racers eye the irridescent one-piece skinsuit of Knut Skarpaas at the starting line of Sunday's Napa Valley Inline Marathon. The 41-year-old racer from Woodside, CA, who finished seventh in the pro-elite division, designed the skinsuit himself, using high-tech fabrics and all the colors of the rainbow. It wasn't only Skarpaas' skinsuit that was one piece. He raced in a pair of monocoque skates, which feature boots and frames molded together from carbon fiber.
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