One of the toughest forms of motorsports is the Dakar Rally. The sport is very challenging, both mentally and physically. The participants need to be really fit and determined.
Many fancy being a part of this gruelling rally, but what really counts is the goals set. Erez Avramov is determined and has his eye set on the Dakar.
What makes Erez so special is that he recently had his leg amputated after an accident that nearly cost him his life. He will be the first amputee to compete in the rally.
The inspiring story of Erez Avramov:
In 2010, Erez crashed head-on with a truck and broke his right femur into several pieces, severed his knee, and suffered multiple fractures to his ribs and sternum. His determination has kept him going with help from the doctors.
Doctors considered amputation of the leg, but later decided reconstruction was better a choice.
Being young, Erez was able to heal, which initially took amputation out of the equation; however, his leg was ultimately amputated.
Over three years and 10 surgeries later, participating in the Dakar rally was rooted deep in Erez's head. After getting a prosthetic leg made of carbon fibre, he was back to riding bikes.
It is just a matter of time until the world witnesses Erez Avramov ride into the history books.
Note to reader:
The Dakar Rally (or simply "The Dakar"; formerly known as the "Paris-Dakar Rally") is an annual rally raid organised by the Amaury Sport Organisation. Most events since the inception in 1978 were from Paris, France, to Dakar, Senegal, but due to security threats in Mauritania, which led to the cancellation of the 2008 rally, the 2009 Dakar Rally was run in South America (Argentina and Chile). It has been held in South America each year since 2009. The race is open to amateur and professional entries, amateurs typically making up about eighty percent of the participants.
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