Supercross Star Ryan Dungey Retires

Dated: 05/18/2017

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On Tuesday, as reported by Transworld Motocross, 27-year-old motocross superstar Ryan Dungey held a press conference where he announced his retirement from the sports of supercross and motocross.

“It’s hard to believe that this day has come but after a lot of thinking and praying over the last several months, today I announce my retirement from racing professional supercross and motocross,” Dungey said in the press conference. “The reality is that our sport is tough, the seasons are long and it takes a huge amount of sacrifice, hard work and discipline to stay on top.”

Dungey told the crowd he was physically in the best shape of his life, and his results from this season seem to support that — as the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports, Dungey just claimed his third straight and fourth overall Monster Energy AMA Supercross 450 SX title two weeks ago in Las Vegas.

 However, Dungey said this year he struggled with the mental aspect of competition, which lead to his decision to leave the sport.

“I have always raced because I love it and want so badly to win, but this season was just different for me. Getting my head into the game each week just wasn’t the same and lining up and being able to focus like I always had in the past was just different,” Dungey continued during the press conference. “I never thought I would get to a place where I had to talk myself into starting a race but that’s how it was for me — and the truth is that bothers me a lot.”

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