#Superfan – Alistair Burton

We’re now only 3 weeks away from the big day!…The start of the BMX action in London 2012! Over the next 3 weeks we’ll catch up with some “Superfans” and ask them a few Olympic questions. Let’s face it we’re all fans of our loved sport however some people can get superfan status for various reasons. In this case I’m going to give the first superfan shoutout to Mr Alistair Burton @DexDexterBMX on Twitter. Now he’s been geting shoutout’s from Pete Delewski on Freecaster during SX World Cups for his tweets so that makes him #biginthegame in the superfan hierarchy and worthy of the first #Superfan update on here… I should also add he’s a self confessed pro pest and online stalker!

Name: Alistair Burton AKA Dex Dexter

Years in BMX: 4 years active BITD, 4 years active now. But… it never left my thoughts.

Who will win Olympic Men’s Class?
Dex: Connor Fields

Who will win Ladies class?
Dex: Caroline Buchanan

Name your mens podium:
Dex: 1.Fields 2.Strombergs 3.Willoughby

Name your ladies podium:
Dex: 1.Buchanan 2. Alise Post 3. Mariana Pajon

Which riders are missing from London 2012 who you’d like to have seen competing?
Dex: Corben Sharrah for men, Manon Valentino for women.

Do you think it was a good move getting rid of the box jump?
Dex: Yes definitely. I am a fan of progression but the box jump showed itself to be counter to what we need from a good BMX race.

Have you got tickets for any days of the BMX event?

Dex: No. I honestly didn’t even try when I found out you couldn’t bid for 5. I have too many kids you see 🙂

Will it rain for BMX in London?
Dex: No. We will have emptied the sky by then.

Which track do you prefer Beijing or London?
Dex: I can’t say yet as London has been changed but London should work for the Olympics in that venue. E.g. the London Underground!

On a scale of 1-10 rate yourself as a superfan and tell us why?
Dex: If Dan Sobutta is a 10 then I am easily a 9.

How many hours a week approximately are you online looking at BMX, tweeting or stalking BMX pro’s?
Dex: Too many. I love stalking pros. Especially the ones who will put up with my nonsense and answer back!

Follow Dex’s online antics @DexDexterBMX on Twitter


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