BMX star Steve Cisar is fighting his way back to the top after a major crash and heroin addiction blew his career off course.

BMX star Steve Cisar is fighting his way back to the top after a major crash and heroin addiction blew his career off course.

At 23 years old, rising BMX star Steve Cisar was on track to represent the US at the 2008 Olympic Games but one fateful crash was enough to send him off course and down a path that lead to heroin, drug addiction and despair.

After years in the wilderness, passing through rehab clinics and jail cells, Steve is now back on his bike, competing and has his eyes fixed on qualifiers for the 2016 Olympic Games.

In this awesome short film from Corinne Walder, Steve recalls his descent into darkness and his long fight to get back to the top of his sport.

Find out more about Steve Cisar’s story in the extended feature at Mpora.