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Vibeke Westbye Skofterud (20 April 1980 – 29 July 2018) was a Norwegian cross country skier. Skofterud was born in Askim, Norway. She won gold in the 4 x 5 km relay at Vancouver in 2010. Her best individual finish at the Winter Olympics was 8th in the 30 km event at Salt Lake City in 2002.

In 2008, Skofterud said she was openly lesbian. She suffered from eating disorders.

Skofterud was killed in a jet skiing accident on 29 July 2018 in Arendal, Norway, aged 38.

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