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Added a comment about feature Eliot Jackson Retires from World Cup Downhill Racing 1/10/2013 3:29 PM
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I've had asthma since 5th grade, that would make it 26 years now. I can totally relate to you Elliot. Props to you for going out and racing as much as you have and doing as well as you have, even with your hinderance. Some people just don't realize how hard it is on you and how much it'll affect your mindset at times. I almost quit biking because my allergies and asthma got so bad about 8 years ago. I was having asthma attacks at the beginning of XC rides. Not fun. My doctor hooked me up with a nebulizer and inhalers. He said to hit up the inhalers about 15 minutes before I ride. That helped a ton. But as a person who's struggled with it for many years, I totally understand your choice and I totally relate to how it makes you feel after pushing.
Sometimes it feels like you seriously only have 1 lung.
Props to you for what you've done and what you've accomplished. Keep it up and ride hard!

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