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Red Gerard, 17-year-old gold medalist, hasn't attended a real school since age 13

It’s easy to think that Red Gerard has all the luck. The Rocky River, Ohio native turned Colorado snowboard road-tripper stunned the snowboarding world with a gold medal run in the snowboard slopestyle event in Pyeongchang on Saturday, earning the U.S.’s first gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympic games.
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Yet, as this terrific profile by the Washington Post’s Adam Kilgore shows, Gerard’s life isn’t all roses