Sarah Burke Tragedy: Competitive Skiing Too Risky?

The death of freestyle skier Sarah Burke has forced the safety of extreme sports into the spotlight. Burke, 29, died Thursday, nine days after crashing on a half-pipe course in Utah. The Winter X Games champion and 2005 half-pipe world gold medalist suffered "severe irreversible damage to her brain due to lack of oxygen and blood after cardiac arrest," according to a statement from her publicist. Competitive skiers and snowboarders are no strangers to injuries ranging from serious to fatal....Full Story
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