The Winter X Games Family Mourns the Loss of Sarah Burke

January 19th, 2012

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Sarah Burke 1983-2012

The death today of four-time Winter X Games champion skier Sarah Burke will touch the hearts of many.

The 29 year-old Canadian was at the top of her game and she was a true role model for her peers and fans alike. She will be remembered not only for her  talents on the slopes and the half pipe but for her sportsmanship, radiant smile and the effervescence she exuded. Her affable way was contagious. Her grit and determination were to be admired.

In a world of sports filled with large egos, self-ingratiating individuals,  and arrogant ways, Sarah’s  style was as fresh as newly  fallen snow and as beautiful as the sun on a winter morning.

May we all remember the gracious competitor with fire in her belly. The awards podium at the Winter X Games will forever  be void of a special athlete and human being but her legend will gleam like a “Games” gold medal.

Sarah Burke competing in Women's Skiing Slopestyle at Aspen Buttermilk January 24, 2009


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