Gymnast-turned-dirt bike racer Alise Post will represent the United States at the London Olympics, after some grueling rehabilitation to recover from a broken leg and severely injured knee in the last two years.
In a USA Cycling profile, Post says her boyfriend, an Australian BMXer, has been a major influence in her pursuit of an Olympic dream.
Post has been blogging about her comeback. She also has been submitting journal updates to a Redline page, including video posts of how she rehabilitated her knee. Here, just a week after a crash that shattered her knee, she takes an emotional look at what is ahead.