Chris Blais

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Christopher Blais (born 3 January 1981) is an off-road racing rider from Apple Valley, California. Blais was the top American Rookie and 9th overall finisher of the 2005 race, 4th overall finisher in 2006, and 3rd overall of the 2007 Dakar Rally riding a KTM 690 Rally motorcycle.


Blais was severely injured Sunday August 5, 2007 while pre-running for the Vegas to Reno race. He crashed off his bike and suffered a broken collarbone and, more severe, a crushed T-7 vertebra in his back. This injury has left him unable to walk and with very little feeling from the waist down.


Results Tournament or trophy
Highlights 9th overall 2005 Dakar Rally Barcelona, Spain

4th overall 2006 Dakar Rally
3rd overall 2007 Dakar Rally

4th overall 2005 Tunisia Rally
1st overall 2005 Motorcycle San Felipe 250, Mexico
4th overall 2005 Motorcycle Baja 500 Mexico
2nd place 2005 Parker 250, USA
2nd place 2005 Terrible's Town 250, USA
4th overall 2005 Nevada 1000, USA
2nd overall 2003 Baja 1000, as highlighted in the Dust To Glory Movie

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