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Sarah Burke Dies

Sarah Burke, the snowboarder who fell badly in a training accident, has passed away. She had been in critical condition.

Sad

http://espn.go.com/action/freeskiing/story/_/id/7466421/sarah-burke-dies-due-injuries-sustained-utah?eleven=twelve

per ESPN
wow, that's sad.

RIP beautiful
snowboarding isnt a sport
I wasn't even aware she got injured. Saw an interview with her 3 weeks back. I said 'wow, she's foxy'



RIP Sarah Burton
Originally posted by valrod33:
snowboarding isnt a sport

She is a skier, I was incorrect. First woman to ever land a 720
Damn...she was cute...one of my fellow Canadians. Sad.
R.I.P.
It's a real shame. Wasn't she training for the Olympics AND X-Games? RIP
That's very sad. RIP

Very cute too
Never heard of her. RIP
Originally posted by valrod33:
snowboarding isnt a sport

lol
Originally posted by DaDivaRecieva15:
RIP beautiful

+1
Originally posted by chico49erfan:
It's a real shame. Wasn't she training for the Olympics AND X-Games? RIP

Yeah she was a favorite and a big reason that the half pipe (skiing) became and Olympic sport.

This is sad, but not totally unexpected. I've been saying for the past several years that the tricks at the X Games are at the point where it's only a matter of time until we see someone die live on TV during the games.

And there are more safety precautions during practice (when she had her wreck) than during the live runs.

RIP Sarah Burke. Hopefully, this leads to increased safety measures and precaution for the other athletes.
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very, very sad. rest in peace
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