Video: The Winter X Games Held a Beautiful Tribute and Candlelight Vigil for Sarah Burke

Canadian freeskier Sarah Burke passed away Jan. 19 at the age of 29, but none of her legacy or impact went with her. The 2012 Winter X Games started Thursday with a touching video tribute and a candlelight vigil of athletes slowly gliding down the superpipe. ESPN's Sal Masakela put it perfectly when he said everything she believed in and represented was on the mountain that night: Competition, excellence, and progression. "She was a superstar with the humility of a rookie," he said.   Her smile, effortless athleticism, and leadership brought joy and inspiration to thousands upon thousands of people, and she will never be forgotten. 

[via Larry Brown Sports]

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