It’s hard to explain, but when that happens it motivates me to work out of this corner that I’m in—it was my last run, so I put in all I had. I’ve had that run in my head for a few weeks and I am psyched I was able to put it down – Colton Walker
Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB)
June 25, 2017
Monster Energy congratulates Monster Army riders Colton Walker and Brian Fox on their first and third-place wins in BMX Triple Hit at the second Nitro World Games at the Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. With live coverage on NBC during a single three-hour broadcast, Monster Energy’s world-class athletes took a total of four trophies across tonight’s FMX and BMX events.
A progression-focused trick fest, the Triple Hit is three jumps where the only option is doing the three hardest tricks in succession. With the best riders in the world next to him, Walker stepped up to the challenge to take the win with his very last run in this insane event and his second consecutive win.
Having won the inaugural event in 2016, Walker was the sole rider to be pre-qualified to finals in BMX Triple Hit. So while 15 riders battled it out in semi-finals, Walker just had to focus on his own goals in this two-run, best-run counts format. He came out swinging on his first run, but went down on the final jump on what is essentially his signature trick, a barspin tailwhip-to-tailwhip.
“That’s exactly what happened last year, too. I fell on my first run, and I put it down on my second run,” said Walker. “It’s hard to explain, but when that happens it motivates me to work out of this corner that I’m in—it was my last run, so I put in all I had. I’ve had that…