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Behind the scenes -- Jesse Olson

X Games FMX course builder transitions into car jumping for 2012

Updated: March 9, 2012, 3:28 PM ET
By Tes Sewell

Last week I got to spend a couple of days in Turkey with Jesse Olson, the current course builder for FMX events at X Games, in search of an ancient castle to host a new FMX venue. Olson is a fortunate character in the freestyle motocross world. Beginning on the race circuit, Olson soon became one of the pioneers of freestyle motocross before ditching the bike to carve out a niche as a freaky scientist of gasoline powered jumping (i.e. course builder). You might recognize him best as ...

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