Mikel Echegaray, for the medal in Downhill at 90 km/h

I hurried into the local department store to grab1 some CISSP training last minute Chirsmas gifts. I looked at all the people and Itcertpasses grumbled2 to myself. Oracle 1Z0-808 Exam I would be in here forever and I just Oracle 1Z0-808 Exam had so much to do. Chirsmas was beginning to become such a drag. I kinda Itcertpasses wished that CISSP training I could CISSP study guide just sleep through Chirsmas. But I hurried CISSP training the best I could CISSP training through all the people CISSP exam to the toy department. Once again I kind of mumbled3 to myself at the prices of 70-483 Exam Dumps all these toys, and wondered if the grandkids would even Itcertpasses play whit4 them. I found CISSP certification CISSP exam myself in the doll aisle5. Out CISSP study guide of the corner of my eye I saw a little Oracle 1Z0-808 Exam boy about 5 holding a lovely Itcertpasses doll.He kept touching6 her hair and CISSP study guide he held her so gently. 70-483 Exam Dumps I could not seem CISSP training to help CISSP study guide myself. I just kept loking over at the little boy and wondered who 70-483 Exam Dumps the doll was for. I CISSP training watched him Oracle 1Z0-808 Exam turn to a woman and he called his aunt CISSP training by name and Itcertpasses said, “Are you sure I don’t have enough CISSP exam money?” She CISSP study guide replied a bit impatiently, “You know that you don’t have enough money for it.” The aunt told the little boy not to go anywhere that she CISSP exam had to go and get some other things and would be back in a few Oracle 1Z0-808 Exam minutes. And then she left the aisle. Itcertpasses The Oracle 1Z0-808 Exam boy continued to hold the doll. After a bit I asked the boy Itcertpasses who the doll was for. He said, “It is the doll my sister wanted so badly for Chirsmas. She just knew that Santa 70-483 Exam Dumps would CISSP exam bring it. Itcertpasses “I told him that maybe Santa was going to bring it . He said, “No, Santa can’t go where my sister is…. I Oracle 1Z0-808 Exam have to CISSP exam give the CISSP training doll to my Mama to take CISSP study guide to her. “I asked CISSP training him where his siter Oracle 1Z0-808 Exam was. He looked at me with the CISSP exam saddest eyes and said, “She was gone to be with Jesus.

My Daddy says that Mamma is going to have to go be CISSP certification with her.” My Oracle 1Z0-808 Exam heart nearly stopped beating. Then the boy looked at me again and CISSP training said, “I told my Daddy to tell my Mama not to go yet. I told Oracle 1Z0-808 Exam him 70-483 Exam Dumps to tell her to wait CISSP certification till I got back from the 70-483 Exam Dumps store.” Then he asked me CISSP exam if Oracle 1Z0-808 Exam i wanted to Itcertpasses see his picture. I told him I’d love to. He pulled out 70-483 Exam Dumps CISSP study guide some picture he’d had taken at the front of CISSP study guide the store. CISSP study guide He said, “I want my Mama to CISSP exam take this with her so the dosen’t CISSP exam CISSP exam ever forget me. I love my Mama so very much CISSP certification and I wish she dind not have to 70-483 Exam Dumps CISSP study guide leave me.But Daddy Itcertpasses says she 70-483 Exam Dumps will need to be with my sister.” I saw that the Itcertpasses little boy had lowered his head and had grown so qiuet. While he was not CISSP certification looking I reached into my CISSP training purse and pilled CISSP exam out a handful of bills. I asked the little boy, “Shall we count that miney one more time?” He grew excited and said, “Yes,I just know it has to CISSP certification be enough.” CISSP exam So I slipped my money in with CISSP training CISSP study guide his and we Itcertpasses began to count it . Of course it was plenty for the doll. He 70-483 Exam Dumps softly said, Itcertpasses “Thank CISSP study guide you Jesus for giving me 70-483 Exam Dumps enough money.” Then the boy said, “I just asked Jesus to give me enough money to buy this doll so Mama Oracle 1Z0-808 Exam can take CISSP certification it with her to give my sister. And he heard my prayer. I wanted CISSP certification to ask him give for Oracle 1Z0-808 Exam enough to 70-483 Exam Dumps buy CISSP exam 70-483 Exam Dumps my Mama a white rose, CISSP certification but I didn’t ask CISSP certification him, but he gave me enough to buy the doll and a rose 70-483 Exam Dumps for my Mama. She loves white rose so much. “In a few CISSP certification minutes the aunt came 70-483 Exam Dumps back and I wheeled my cart away. I could not keep from thinking CISSP study guide about the little boy as I finished my shoppong in a CISSP exam ttally different Oracle 1Z0-808 Exam spirit than when I had started. And I kept remembering a story I had seen in the newspaper several days earlier about CISSP training CISSP certification a drunk CISSP training driver hitting a CISSP certification CISSP certification car and killing7 a CISSP training CISSP training little girl and the Mother was in serious condition. The family was deciding on whether to CISSP study guide remove the life support. Now surely CISSP study guide this little CISSP exam boy did not belong with that story.Two days later Itcertpasses I read in the paper where Itcertpasses the family had disconnected the life support and the young woman had CISSP certification died. I could not forget Oracle 1Z0-808 Exam the little boy CISSP certification and just kept wondering if the two were somehow 70-483 Exam Dumps connected. CISSP study guide Later that day, I could not help myself and I went out and bought aome white roses and Itcertpasses took them to the funeral home where the yough woman Oracle 1Z0-808 Exam was .And there she was holding a lovely white rose, the beautiful doll, and the picture of the little boy in the store. I left there in tears, thier life changed forever. The love that little boy had for his little sisiter and his mother was overwhel. And in a split8 second a drunk driver had ripped9 the life of that little boy to pieces.

The way they ride lying on their luge, often above 100 kilometers per hour, makes Downhill riders be labeled crazy or foolish. To see how they slide to open grave causes vertigo and a feeling of vulnerability that Mikel Echegaray, a member of the Spanish team at the World Roller Games 2019, rejects fully defending that it’s a much safer sport than it seems.

“The normal thing is that when someone sees how we throw ourselves with the luges, think straight away that we are crazy. But we have a lot of head, a lot of control, a lot of discipline … Everything is more secure than it seems from the outside”, ensures Echegaray. The rider from Donostia explains that the protections are very safe, both in terms of the gear and the precautions taken around the circuit. “Besides, to brake, we wear rubber in our feet that make us break faster than cycling. The braking is very short, so it is very unlikely to get out of the road,” remarks the Basque

The double world champion in 2015 in Street Luge and Buttboard, started in Downhill in 2006, fascinated on a television report on the discipline. He built his own prototype and participated in an event in Tossa de Mar which led him to the Downhill world. He has done this as an amateur and using part of their salary to pay for the trip and registration at events. “One year I made half of the World Tour and it cost me 8,000 euros. Fortunately, a sponsor paid for the material! “, he recalls.

Many sacrifices, and not only economic ones. Training is not easy either. “Sometimes events are organized so that we can train. But most of the time we train secretly, on the open road, and communicate by walkie talkie to let each other know if a vehicle is coming.” As if that wasn’t enough, the climate of the Basque Country does not facilitate the preparation of the riders either. “When it rains, we can’t do anything, so imagine in winter…”.

On his participation in the WRG 2019, Echegaray says he faces any competition “with the intention of winning”, also in Barcelona, although he is unfamiliar with the road he will face in Montjuïc, he has only seen it in videos and he estimates that the maximum speed will be around 90 km/h. “To reach the final is a victory and once you become a finalist you only think about the podium and, why not, the first place. Of course, those who practice bobsleigh in winter will come out with some advantage over the rest”, he says.

PHOTO: R. Otero

Leave a Reply