After a long and successful career as a BMX pro, Chad Kagy talks about injuries that forced him into retiring as a pro BMX rider…
Here’s an interesting video that meshes together two people who have been forced to change up their whole lives, but have something similar in common. One focuses on Chad Kagy who has retired as a BMX pro after injuries that have kept him from being able to ride like he used to, and the other looks at a war photographer and reporter, Steve Hebert, that had to step away from the risky world he knows after things took a turn for the worst. In the video, Chad discusses the crash that took him out, along with countless other injuries and surgeries that he had over the years that wore him down to the point that he had to take a step back. Both guys had different backgrounds and lives, but riding bikes is what they have in common. It’s an interesting video that looks at the unknowns that can happen when you take on a risky career that can have some serious highs and lows.
This video doesn’t exactly cover what comes next for both guys career wise, but it’s an interesting perspective. We had the chance to catch up with Chad last summer during the X Games and talked about what it was like not being able to compete in the X Games for the first time in nearly 20 years, and how it’s definitely different, but it has allowed him to spend more time with his family and that’s always a good thing. Chad might not be competing anymore, but it’s safe to say he won’t be done with BMX any time soon.. Take a peek!
“What happens when you can no longer be who you’ve been? Flatland profiles two Kansas Citians – an X-Games champion (Chad Kagy) and a war photographer (Steve Hebert)– who, at a young age, must decide what comes next for their lives.
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