Kevin Pearce Snowboards Again
Two years after injury, ride is a success
Kevin Pearce snowboarded on Tuesday in Breckenridge, Colorado for the first time since a massive head injury nearly took his life late 2009. Pearce was joined by a large group that included friends, fans, and the media Tuesday afternoon after a private test run earlier in the day. Pearce was preparing for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics when he crashed and hit his head in halfpipe training in Park City, Utah. He eventually re-learned to speak and walk with intensive physical therapy, but his return to snowboarding was never certain. On Tuesday, Pearce appeared to ride without any problems. "It felt pretty crazy, and it's amazing to know that it was all still in there," he said.
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