SHANNON GALPIN FACED DOWN TWO BRAIN INJURIES AND THE TALIBAN. Galpin herself traveled back to Afghanistan seven times between 2013 and 2016, maxing out her credit cards and borrowing $12,000 from her sister, to help train Afghanistan's first women's bike race team and to navigate tricky logistics, like securing passports and travel visas. When Galpin confronted Seddiqi in May, through a translator, about New Delhi, he repeated his reasons and blamed Galpin. Several months later, the race's creator, Farid Noori, a young man from Afghanistan now living in Boulder, invited Galpin to become a founding board member for his nonprofit, Mountain Bike Afghanistan. [Extracted from the article]
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