KINGFIELD (NEWS CENTER Maine) — A motocross biker who beat incredible odds to get back on the track has been invited to compete in this year's Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado.
Brandon Dudley was paralyzed from the waist down following a dirt bike accident more than two years ago. The 22-year-old broke his neck, back and spinal cord. He started racing again this fall on a modified dirt bike.
In December he got a call he never expected — an invitation to compete in the 2018 Winter X Games, which takes place later this month.
Dudley only had a couple of weeks to modify his bike into a snocross bike. He will compete in the Adaptive Snow Bike Cross Event, which is being held at the games for the very first time. He says being an inspiration to others is very humbling.
"It's good to help others in their struggles even if it's not an accident like mine," Dudley said. "Challenges can get you down at times. You need to stay focused and set your goals."
The 2018 Winter X Games begin Jan. 25. Dudley is heading to Aspen next week to get more familiar with the course.