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HERO team finishes 6th in Pro class

Adaptive riders savor Baja 1000 accomplishments in world-famous off-road race

Originally Published: January 7, 2013
By Tes Sewell | ESPN.com

You may remember our story in November about the HERO Racing team and the attempt of three amputees to run the Baja 1000 in the Pro motorcycle class. HERO racing's No. 2X bike, ridden by Chris Ridgway, Mario Panagiotopolis and Jim Wazny was randomly drawn as the first bike off the line in Ensenada, Mexico.

The team not only finished the race in a grueling 31 hours, 30 minutes and 59 seconds, but it placed a more than respectable sixth in the Pro category against some stiff competition.

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