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Video: Snowboarder Kevin Pearce, From the Crash to Giving Back to Carrying the Torch

A few days ago snowboarder Kevin Pearce, one of our Adventurers of the Year honorees, arrived in Russia to help carry the torch to the Sochi Olympics. This is his first Winter Games. Kevin was destined for Olympic podium glory until a crash on the half pipe left him with a traumatic brain injury—just before…

Snowboarder Kevin Pearce on ‘The Crash Reel,’ Brain Injuries, and Never Giving Up

It’s possible to be both incredibly unlucky and incredibly lucky at once. Just ask Kevin Pearce. On New Year’s Eve day in 2009 in Park City, Utah, the champion snowboarder, who was neck-and-neck with Shaun White for Olympic glory in Vancouver, suffered a horrific crash while practicing a double backflip with a twist on the half…