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Paul Basagoitia, MTB, HBO films, Red Bull Films, 360 MAGAZINE

Paul Basagoitia HBO Documentary

By Vaughn Lowery

At the ripe age of 10, Paul Basagoitia has been one of the top mountain bikers in the world. Fast forward a decade or so later, he became one of the first MTB athletes to complete a backflip on natural terrain. Nevertheless, on October 16, 2015, during a run at the Red Bull Rampage his bike slip during his set and caused him to tumble down the face of a mountain, resulting in a spinal cord injury. This intimate documentary exhibits his struggle to overcome one of the most serious injuries an athlete has to endure. Intercut with other patients and their stories, this motion picture is heartbreaking and delves deep into the mental psyche of those who experience such tragedy. Approximately 250,000 people per year injure their spines and only have a 5% chance of recovery. Mr. B’s personal journey is brutally honest and vulnerable. By far one of the best told stories of 2019. Be prepared to be torn between life and the inability to follow what makes you happy – your passion.

Any One Of Us debuts Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 9pm on HBO.

Paul Basagoitia, MTB, HBO films, Red Bull Films, 360 MAGAZINE

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The feature-length presentation marks the first-ever partnership between HBO Sports and Red Bull Films, telling a story that begins on October 16, 2015, the date of Basagoitia’s traumatic injury, and unfolding in real time through raw, intimate footage — much filmed by Paul himself — of the agonies of an unpredictable journey and uncertain future. Directed by Fernando Villena, the film features a chorus of other diverse spinal cord injuries (SCI) survivors, shining a light on the struggles that Basagoitia and all SCI patients confront every day, and the hope that drives them.

The film debuts Tuesday, October 29th at 9PM on HBO.

Major regional announcement at Virginia’s Blue Ridge

BREAKING NEWS!

Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge (Visit VBR) is excited to announce that special guest David Wiens, Executive Director of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), will be joining our 33rd Annual Meeting to make a MAJOR regional announcement!

David Wiens, a member of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, is a former professional cross-country mountain bike racer known for his six consecutive wins in the Leadville Trail 100 where he beat Floyd Landis and Lance Armstrong. David will join keynote speaker Andrew M. Davis, World-Renowned Speaker and Author of TOWN, INC., for a special evening event you won’t want to miss.

Date:

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Time:
5:30pm Reception/6:30 Dinner and Presentation

Location:

The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center (Roanoke, Virginia)

Click Here to watch a video invitation from Andrew Davis

To attend as a guest, please register here by Friday, May 11.

Tourism is BIG business and an INVESTMENT in our Region’s Future!