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posted February 11th, 2006 at 10:52 am

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by Josh Martin

The Mercury News has an article on American Luge Olympian Tony Benshoof:

Jimmy Buffett’s famous tropical inoccupation is coming in handy up here in the frozen Italian Alps.

The music of Key West’s iconic, singing beach bum has been part of Tony Benshoof’s luge training since he was turned on to his music 11 years ago. On Saturday, the White Bear Lake, Minn., resident moved closer than ever to the pinnacle of his career – an Olympic medal.

And Buffett was there with him. Benshoof arrived at the media village last week to find a surprise package in his room. It contained a videotaped message of good luck from Buffett, who had read about Benshoof’s adoration in a newspaper.

Read the whole article here.

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