KCRA – Getting Strong: A Nevada City snowboarder’s journey to the Paralympics

NEVADA CITY, Calif. (KCRA) —The Fix restaurant sits more than 6,700 miles from Sochi.

The Nevada City raw food eatery is operated by Paralympian Evan Strong and his family.

On Wednesday, while the restaurant buzzed with the lunchtime crowd, Strong’s family was getting ready to join Evan in Russia for the 2014 Paralympic Games — the equivalent to the Olympics, but for people who live with physical disabilities.

Watch report — Getting Strong: A NorCal snowboarder’s path to the Paralympic Games

“This is something we have been planning for every day for the last four years,” said Mariah, Evan Strong’s wife. “It’s so exciting. I have never been that far away from home.”

The Winter Paralympic Games begin Friday in Sochi. The cauldron will be re-lit in the Olympic Village as 80 Americans represent Team USA.

Evan Strong, who hails from Nevada City, is a medal favorite in snowboard cross — a sport that’s making its Olympic debut this year.

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