In less than a month BMX athletes from around the world will step onto the world’s largest stage in Rio and leave it all on the line in the hopes of securing the title of Olympic Champion. You have seen many of them on the track and have looked up to them on the podium. But have you ever wondered what happens off the track to prepare them for those 40 seconds of all out exertion? What does it take to compete at the highest level against the most formidable opponents the world has to offer? We asked some of the top Olympic contenders to pull back the curtain and show the blood, sweat and determination that goes into earning the right to stand on the top step and be declared a Champion.
Alise “the Beast” Post has been a dominant force in BMX this year. Facing her second attempt to bring home the gold, Alise provides a rare behind the scenes glimpse at the long hours and grueling workouts that go into preparing to take on the world’s best and come out victorious.
Video by Justin Kosman