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X Games: Lowlights from women’s Moto X Enduro X debut

The X Games has made a name for itself by pushing the boundaries of recreational and gravitational creativity and revolutionizing international sports competition. But its newest event for X Games 17 — Moto X Enduro X — probably should have been left on the cutting room floor.

Here are the highlights (read: lowlights) from the women’s race, which requires dirtbike riders to roll over massive logs, boulders and jumps. labels the event “an adrenaline-fueled, obstacle-filled race to the finish, in which it’s not just about being the fastest or the one with the best bike. It’s the toughest and most tenacious competitor who will win.”

The most tenacious competitor turned out to be 24-year-old Maria Forsberg who was “so freakin’ excited” for the race, somehow managed not to fall and ended up with the gold medal.

Spoiler alert: lots of falls ahead...

(H/T Deadspin)

Matt Brooks is the high school sports editor for The Washington Post. He's an Arlington native and longtime District resident and was previously a high school sports reporter, editor for several blogs and Early Lead contributor with The Post.


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