(Eds: With AP Photos.) By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer Seth Wescott looks to his father, who will be rowing in the prestigious Head of Charles Regatta later this month at age 70, and figures he should have no problem racing his snowboard down a mountain when he reaches 41.
The 37-year-old Wescott is overcoming a knee injury in hopes of being healthy for the Sochi Olympics, where he would have a chance to win snowboardcross for the third straight time. But before he even begins that quest, he's committing to staying in his sport through at least 2018, a year after he hits the big `4-0.'
''I believe in myself as an athlete and in my genetics,'' Wescott said Wednesday at the U.S. Olympic Committee's media summit. ''I know I have the ability to have longevity in this sport. As long as I'm progressing, and I have been, then there's no way I'm going to walk away.''
Wescott is his sport's walking definition of a wily veteran. He sacrifices quantity for quality, has not been a race-eve...