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Soldiers prepare for South Pole race in Colorado

The Associated Press- Published: August 8, 2013 0

TELLURIDE — Wounded soldiers preparing for a fundraising race to the South Pole this fall are training in Colorado.

The four U.S. soldiers who will participate in the Walking with the Wounded race will be hiking and honing their mountaineering skills starting Thursday in Telluride. They'll also practice with the sleds they'll use to cross Antarctica but on grass.

The soldiers will compete against a team of soldiers from the United Kingdom and another from Canada and Australia to raise money for re-integration programs for wounded veterans. Britain's Prince Harry will join them on the 200-mile course. He served as a co-pilot helicopter gunner in Afghanistan earlier this year.

ABC News reporter Bob Woodruff, who was injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq, will visit with the soldiers while they're in Telluride.

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