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2012 Olympics: Alise Post of St. Cloud Overcomes Injuries, Goes For Gold

Alise Post of St. Cloud is going for gold in cycling at the 2012 London Olympics. She overcame two serious injuries to get there.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Alise Post of the USA in action in the Elite Womens TT qualifying during day two of the UCI BMX World Championships at NIA Arena on May 25, 2012 in Birmingham, England.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Alise Post of the USA in action in the Elite Womens TT qualifying during day two of the UCI BMX World Championships at NIA Arena on May 25, 2012 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
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BMX biker Alise Post of St. Cloud, Minnesota is gearing up to go for gold at the 2012 Olympics in London. She is ranked No. 2 in the world.

In the last two years, Post has fought back from two serious leg injuries in order to participate in these Olympics. She discussed them and more in a Q&A with CBS Minnesota:

How bad were your two recent injuries?
The first was in November 2010. I broke my right fibula and needed a plate and five screws in my right leg. It wasn't pretty.
I hurt my right knee in March 2011. My knee basically exploded, rupturing my LCL, my hamstring tendon and partially tearing my ACL. I was supposed to be out eight months with the knee injury, but I was back in about five months.

Gold now lives in California, but says she misses the community in Minnesota.

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