Risk vs. reward in FMX

After the death of Jim McNeil at an exhibition event on Sunday, FMX riders take stock

Updated: December 14, 2011, 1:31 PM ET
By Colin Bane | ESPN.com

It's been a brutally tough year for the freestyle motocross community: After losing Jim McNeil on Sunday in an accident at the Texas Motor Speedway and losing Jeff "Ox" Kargola in Mexico in May, a group of athletes known for their death-defying stunts are feeling, well ... less defiant.

As news of McNeil's death spread at the end of the weekend, Metal Mulisha rider Taka Higashino found himself tweeting that he feels like he's "over it," wondering if the sport is worth all ...

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