BMX legend Mat 'Condor' Hoffman is the toughest guy in sports
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Mathew Hoffman was born on Jan. 9, 1972, in Edmond, Okla., a suburb of Oklahoma City, the fourth of four kids. Why only one "t" in Mat? Dad Matthew wanted a namesake; Mom Joni refused to have her son called Junior. Thus was a compromise born.
As a kid, I dreamed of flying. When I was 7, I built a flying machine out of two-by-fours and a sheet. My brother, Travis, saw it and wanted ...
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