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In the individual races, athletes compete in three categories: standing, sitting and visually impaired. In each class winners and prize-winners are defined.
Athletes with blindness/visual impairment compete in the event with a sighted guide or "leader". The guide can be recognized by the yellow bib on top of the uniform.
Some athletes with a physical disability compete from a sitting position using a sit-ski, also called a mono-ski. Mono-skis have a specially fitted chair over a single ski. The chair includes seat belts and other strapping, as well as a suspension device to minimize wear and tear on the skier's body.