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R.I.P. Sarah Burke

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by spikechiquet, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member


    Canadian skier died because of injuries from crash last week in practice.

    A great loss of talent.
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    According to one story I read, she was instrumental in getting her sport into the 2014 Winter Olympics.

    Damn shame she won't be around to see it/compete. RIP.
  3. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    A great loss of talent, indeed, but an even greater loss of personality. Sarah, from what I have heard, was an amazing woman.
  4. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Man, I thought this said Sarah Blake at first. (Don't look her up at work.)
  5. Jim_Carty

    Jim_Carty Member

    Terrible story. Rest in peace.
  6. Madhavok

    Madhavok Well-Known Member

    So tragic.

    Sarah is THE pioneer in women's freeskiing. She pushed for women to be on the same platform and be on the same stage. Great personality, amazing person, - it's shocking. Just a horrible tragedy in my industry. I've seen Sarah ski, worked with her in shoots at Breck and everyone is going to miss her. A great loss in the world of action sports. I can't even begin to fathom what Bushy and her family is dealing with right now. Absolutely terrible.



  7. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    RIP to a great competitor and an even better person.
  8. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

  9. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    The event sponsor, Monster, is based in my hometown and they are a very progressive company who makes millions off the extreme sport industry, so I wouldn't be surprised to see them step up and pay a large chunk of this bill.
  10. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    That her family is being billed that highly for her demise is unconscionable.
  11. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    I knew little about her and realize I could search for and find hundreds of comments, but I'd love to hear from our little group here what made her personality so special. It's clear she made a strong impact upon people. What was it about her?
  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Something does not add up here. The contract that she would have signed to do the event should have had a clause for medical insurance.

    also seems odd that hospital is demanding immediate payment.
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