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Motocross champ races on after amazing crash

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Motocross champ Chad Reed survived a huge crash at the Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championship in Minnesota after falling off his bike while 35 feet in the air.

Reed, who is leading the overall motocross championship, had flung himself off one of the largest jumps on the track when he lost control of the bike.

He came down hard on a nearby embankment, but not only was he okay, he even managed to jump back on the bike and finished 14th which was good enough for him to hang onto his lead in the championship.

The Australian rider now says he is looking forward to the rest of the season despite the crash.

"I hit some bumps and the front wheel just went out from under me,'' Reed said.

"The next thing I knew, I was flying through the air. I'm just happy to still be here.

"It's all about the championship so I wasn't about to lay down and let these guys gain 25 points. I got back on and rode my best to come back from dead last to 14th.

"It was always going to be a fight and now, it's definitely going to be that way, but I'm excited for the rest of the races."

Watch the video of the amazing crash below:

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