For Alex, getting to the Olympics will be the fulfillment of a dream against all odds. First arriving at a BMX track with his father as a shy kid looking to make friends in a new place, he has overcome many hurdles. These include the perceived limits of his small physique, a severe lack of suitable facilities and funding, as well as injury issues and the pressures of having to work a 9-5 job to rise to champion of South Africa. Now, four years after the heartbreak of Rio, Alex is set to finally live his dream in Tokyo.
BMX has taught me to be happy with what I have. I look beyond what I got given and do what I can with what I have.