Getting Back Up: The Kurt Yaeger Story

For amputee BMXer Kurt Yaeger, the word "impossible" doesn't exist

Updated: December 8, 2010, 3:49 PM ET
By Brian Tunney | ESPN Action Sports

During the adaptive park event at X Games 16 in August, Kurt Yaeger pulled a backflip on a BMX bike. It certainly wasn't the first time Yaeger had ever done a backflip, but the moment held a special significance to the X Games athlete.

"I felt like the new guy again. I went in nervous, and I didn't want to get in anyone's way," says Yaeger. "That was the first backflip I pulled since my amputation," he adds.

33-year-old Yaeger's left leg was amputated following ...

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