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Brian McKeever, seen here with his bronze medal at PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games, has sprinted to the silver medal at Para-Nordic World Cup.Naomi Baker/Getty Images

Brian McKeever sprinted to the silver medal in the men’s visually impaired category Monday at a Para-Nordic World Cup stop.

The 40-year-old McKeever, of Canmore, Alta., crossed the line with guide Graham Nishikawa just behind Sweden’s Zebastian Modin.

“We fought hard, but didn’t ski well enough to win,” said McKeever, a winner of 17 Paralympic medals. “We didn’t make up enough time where we needed to and then it was over. Some days just aren’t great. Modin is fast, and a really good sprinter.”

Germany’s Nico Messinger was third.

Meanwhile, Natalie Wilkie of Salmon Arm, B.C., took bronze in the women’s standing skate-ski sprint race.

Starting at the back of the pack based on her classification, the three-time Paralympic medallist finished third in the hard-fought final against gold medalist Ekaterina Rumyantseva of Russia and runner-up Vilde Nilsen of Norway.

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