An X Games superstar has passed away at age 29 due to head trauma.
On January 10th 6 time X Game metalist Canadian Sarah Burke died from a dramatic crash on the Super Pipe in Utah. She was training for an event and took a hard fall at the bottom of the pipe. Just 9 days after her fall she passed away from her injuries.
Sarah is one of the greatest women’s athletes and earned an ESPY award in 2007. She is also the first girl to land the 720, 900, and the 1080. Sarah fought to have her sport added to the winter Olympics and won the battle. Because of Sarah the ski super pipe and slope style events will be added to the roster for the 2014 winter games. This accomplishment was one of her proudest moments. The winter X Games will be in memory of Sarah and all she did for the sport she loved. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family.
~Tune in to ESPN on Thursday for day 1 of the 2012 Winter X Games.