Sarah Burke succumbs to ski injuries

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  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    Jan. 21, 2012 9:06 a.m.

    She seems like a nice young lady. The world was a better place with her in it.

    Unfortunately, I question the ESPN so called X sports whether winter or summer, they encourage young people to risk their life by doing things which clearly are not safe. It has to be profitable for ESPN, but I think it is bad for our society. Media in general seems to be always encouraging us to go the wrong way be it profanity, drugs, work ethic, or extreme sports. Even the name is wrong...these things are not sports. By encouraging young people to risk their life just to do something more crazy than the prior competitor, ESPN is creating Russian roulette style contest. Maybe we should just go to putting one cartridge in a revolver, then two, etc. It would make as much sense. I never have interest in an activity where the primary goal is to avoid being hurt.

  • awsomeron Waianae, HI
    Jan. 20, 2012 1:34 p.m.

    I want to ban all Extreme Sports. To include walking to fast. Kids in skate shoes, and people on skate boards.

    Also Motor Wheel Chairs go 35mph and some people race them, and those little mini bikes.

    Also because our heart might stop, lets not start it in the first place.

    People have the right to live and die as they see fit. As long as it is legal.

    Best Wishes to Her Husband and Family.

  • awsomeron Waianae, HI
    Jan. 20, 2012 1:29 p.m.

    I agree with yankees 27.

    There is risk in crossing the street.

    She died doing what she loved and that is what counts.

    Of course there is a part of us that says others wise, and rightly so. However if we let that side win out. We die at 300 pounds eating ice cream and cake.

    Either way in the end we die, so why not have some fun.

    Our Her and her family and most of all her Husband.

    May you find Blessings and Comfor in your family and in what ever it is you believe in.

  • yankees27 Heber, Utah
    Jan. 20, 2012 10:47 a.m.

    DeltaFoxtrot: thank you mr. obvious. Do you also get on here after a car accident and state the obvious, that driving a car everyday is one of the most dangerous things we all do? My son participates in these "extreme sports" and fully knows all risks involved, but I'm glad he can be reminded by people who have never ventured outside of their comfort zone that what he LOVES to do could someday take his life. Trust me, most of us would be honored to die this way, instead of keeling over from eating too much ice cream or some other "dangerous activity"

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    Jan. 20, 2012 10:00 a.m.

    Every now and then we all have to be reminded that these "extreme sports" are dangerous.

  • hapticz Passaic, NJ
    Jan. 20, 2012 12:36 a.m.

    A tragic loss for all who followed this courageous woman as she shattered so many 'glass ceilings'. Her talent and drive was astounding, as was her love of the sport. My sincere condolences for all her family.

  • Serenity Manti, UT
    Jan. 19, 2012 11:57 p.m.

    What a tragic loss when a young life is snuffed out so unexpectedly. Our sympathy to her family. May God bless them and comfort them in this tragic time of sorrow.

  • Lasvegaspam Henderson, NV
    Jan. 19, 2012 11:30 p.m.

    God bless all of her loved ones and those that mourn her passing.

  • willow Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 19, 2012 9:18 p.m.

    So grateful her family made such a difficult decision to donate her organs. What a selfless gesture in their time of grief. God bless her loved ones.

  • Pat Henry Holladay, UT
    Jan. 19, 2012 8:33 p.m.

    How sad this courageous woman and world class athlete should die so young. Her flame burned brighter but was extinguished much too early.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 19, 2012 5:33 p.m.

    terrible news. Sad end for such a gifted athlete.

  • CWEB Orem, UT
    Jan. 19, 2012 3:56 p.m.

    God bless her (he is) and her sorry and sad for your family. Our prayers are with you in your loss.

  • Mark4439 Salt Lake City, ut
    Jan. 19, 2012 3:53 p.m.

    Rest in the arms of the Lord, young lady. The world of sports has lost a role model.

  • mare54 KIHEI, HI
    Jan. 19, 2012 3:50 p.m.

    This is heart breaking. I feel so sorry for her family and friends. In these extreme sports, you never know what might happen. Sadly this is one of those incidents.

  • PHealey Holladay, UT
    Jan. 19, 2012 2:46 p.m.

    I feel for your family and hope you know all Utahs mourn with you tonight.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Jan. 19, 2012 2:30 p.m.

    Really sorry to be reading this and so saddened by her loss. My respects to her husband and family ...this is truly a real tragedy.

  • suzyk#1 Mount Pleasant, UT
    Jan. 19, 2012 2:20 p.m.

    She was an amazing and talented young's truly a shame we lost her. Our thoughts and prayers will be with her husband and family during this difficult time. I ope she will not be forgotten.

  • dlw7 LOGAN, UT
    Jan. 19, 2012 2:10 p.m.

    Women everywhere, but especially women involved in athletics no matter what the sport, have lost a tremendous role model. She simply shone no matter where she was and what she was doing. Her husband and her family will be in our family's prayers as they try to cope with this inconsolable loss.

  • LoveMySports Syracuse, UT
    Jan. 19, 2012 2:09 p.m.

    Wow... very sad. God bless her family and friends. She will be missed!

  • barbara Carlsbad, CA
    Jan. 19, 2012 2:04 p.m.

    So very sad. God bless.