Sarah Burke, X-Games Champion Skier, Dead at 29

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Sarah Burke, a four-time X-Games champion, has passed away from injuries sustained during a training run last week. She was 29.

The Canadian crashed in Park City, Utah on January 10 and, according to reports, fell into cardiac arrest soon after. She was airlifted to a hospital and underwent surgery to repair a tear in a significant artery before being placed in a medically-induced coma on life support.

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But it was all too much and Burke lost her battle earlier today due to a lack of oxygen to her brain, doctors said. She was surrounded by family and friends when she died and donated her organs and tissues. Sarah is survived by her husband of two years, skier Rory Bushfield.

"Sarah, in many ways, defines the sport," said Peter Judge, the CEO of Canada's freestyle team, prior to her death. "She's been involved since the very, very early days as one of the first people to bring skis into the pipe. She's also been very dedicated in trying to define her sport but not define herself by winning. For her, it's been about making herself the best she can be rather than comparing herself to other people."

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She was so inspiring... It made me teary-eyed when I heard the news that she passed away... R.I.P. Sarah Burke.


Lastly, Emma; it is spelt "Sentence"
Having a degree in English, you would think that you would know how to spell a fourth grade word. The University you got that degree from must have felt terrible for you.


@Emma If you apparently have a degree in English, then you would have proper grammer. First off, capitalization is key in the "English grammer". You forgot to capitalize your first word. Correction. You also forgot to use a comma after "born". So before you try to correct an article, make sure you are using correct grammer and punctuation yourself. As for Sarah, may you rest in peace, you were an amazing skiier and will live in all of our hearts.


LOL Emma..really? LOL!!!!! An English degree...LOL!!


Emma, you have to be kidding, where in the world did you receive an English degree :-) That is one scary university.


Thank you Stacey. Good grief Emma, a degree?


Emma, if you're going to brag about having a degree in English, learn to spell, punctuate and capitalize properly. "Survived" is common language in any obituary and does not mean specifically that someone was married for 2 years. It is used to say which of her family members are still alive. So-and-so is survived by her mother and father, her husband 2 years, her children, etc. Get a refund on that degree.


@ks if it means married for 2 years why have they told us twice in one sentance. Moron


If it means married for 2 years why have they told us twice in one sentance. Moron


Ofcourse it does :-\ lol wouldnt it of been easier to just say that. I have studied the english laungage for years in which i now have a degree in. That is not common knowledge

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