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R.I.P. Sarah Burke Gone but not forgotten

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Uploaded on Jan 19, 2012

Shawn White Scores a Perfect 100 and Dedicates Performance to Sarah BurkeCanadian freeskier Sarah Burke
Burke, who lived near Whistler in British Columbia, was 29. She was injured Jan. 11 while training at a personal sponsor event at the Park City Mountain resort.
Canada's Sarah Burke, a pioneer in women's freeskiing, died Thursday from crash-related injuries.
Tests revealed Burke sustained "irreversible damage to her brain due to lack of oxygen and blood after cardiac arrest," according to a statement released by Burke's publicist.
A four-time Winter X Games champion, Burke crashed on the same halfpipe where snowboarder Kevin Pearce suffered a traumatic brain injury during a training accident Dec. 31, 2009.
Burke was the best-known athlete in her sport and will be remembered for the legacy she left for women in freeskiing.
As a result of her fall, Burke tore her vertebral artery, which led to severe bleeding on the brain, causing her to go into cardiac arrest on the scene, where CPR was performed, according to the statement by publicist Nicole Wool.

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