Angie Marimo

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Angie Marimo
When Angie Marino started riding BMX, she wasn’t trying to be a female trailblazer in a sport that represented very few women. She was just a kid who looked up to her older brother and wanted to follow in his footsteps, whatever they may be.
Charlie Connell
“I started racing when I was about 7 or 8,” Marino explains. “I just wanted to do everything my brother did, so when he started racing, I wanted to start racing. I raced BMX for a few years and I stopped. I was No. 1 in my age group and it started getting boring.”

Marino made the switch at the age of 15 to ride freestyle. At the time, there weren’t a ton of girls competing in the sport— she remembers going up against the same three to five girls at most of the competitions. Even with the limited pool of rivals, she was able to find something that wasn’t there for her when she was racing.

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