Accidentally a champion

Injuries turned 
CMU runner to cycling, where a pro career may await

Colorado Mesa’s Alexis Skarda cruises to a second-place finish in the Maverick Mountain Bike Championships on Oct. 7. Skarda’s transition from cross country running to mountain biking has been a great success.



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Colorado Mesa’s Alexis Skarda cruises to a second-place finish in the Maverick Mountain Bike Championships on Oct. 7. Skarda’s transition from cross country running to mountain biking has been a great success.

She fell off a cliff. Not one that Wile E. Coyote would drop a grand piano from. Rather, it was a smaller embankment on a mountain bike trail, so Colorado Mesa University’s Alexis…




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