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Stories for Days – Nitro World Games News Round-Up

June 9, 2017

Well, we are exactly two weeks away from the Nitro World Games semifinals, going down the day before the main event at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on June 24, which you can watch in person, watch live on NBC, or stream live online at NitroWorldGames.live. We’re getting pretty good at weaving that info into sentences in a way that seems natural, don’t you think? The anticipation for this year’s competition is building, and today we’re bringing you more profiles to help you get to know the stories behind the world-class athletes that are competing this year. Buckle up!

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Brian Fox won the 2016 Triple Hit qualifier, didn’t get to compete in Salt Lake. The up-and-coming BMX phenom suffered a devastating injury in practice just minutes before the semifinals. Now, he’s got his heart set on redemption. MORE ON FOX

Harry Bink just rolls with it. The last 12 months have been crazy for the FMX prodigy. In 2016 he didn’t even know he’d be riding two NWG events until he got to Salt Lake. This year, he plans to improve on his two fourth-place finishes and make the podium in both FMX events. MORE ON BINK

Evan Doherty can’t drive, but he sure can skate. The 14-year-old is wise beyond his years, particularly when it comes to skateboard IQ. Will he take home a Nitro World Games trophy before he even gets his learner’s permit? MORE ON DOHERTY

Logan Martin is humble and focused. Last year’s second-place finisher in Triple Hit made the podium against a stacked field. This year his approach to the pressures of competition is to realize that anyone can win. The only thing is, he’s one of the few who already has. MORE ON MARTIN

Sneak peek at next week: We take a look at the handful of athletes who are competing in more than one event.