Late BMX star Dave Mirra suffered from CTE

CTE, or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, is most commonly found in football players because it is caused by repeated traumatic hits to the head. However, it’s not confined to just football players. ESPN is reporting BMX legend Dave Mirra, who passed away in February, suffered from CTE at the time of his death according to a University of Toronto neuropathologist. Many former...
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May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Jason McElwain finishes Boston Marathon under three hours

Eight years ago, Jason McElwain was the autistic student-manager who scored 20 points in just four minutes during his only high school basketball game and won the hearts of many. Video of McElwain’s scoring spree for Greece Athena High School went viral, and now, he’s inspiring with his athletic feats once again — this time at the Boston Marathon. After running two Rochester...
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Marathon runners carry collapsed man across finish line

Four runners in the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon exemplified what it means to be “Boston Strong.” In a special scene captured by the Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery, one runner collapsed just shy of  the finish line. But instead of moving right past the man, four other runners stopped, picked him up and carried him across the finish line so they all finished the grueling...
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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