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Denver City Council President Albus Brooks defies odds after cancer - goes snowboarding again

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Posted at 10:15 AM, Jan 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-23 12:31:33-05

DENVER -- Denver's City Council president diagnosed with cancer last year was told he would never snowboard again, but he did over the weekend.

Albus Brooks was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Chondrosarcoma last year after running the Bolder Boulder.

Brooks said after the race, he noticed some stiffness in his psoas muscle, which connects the spine to the pelvis.

"I went to a chiropractor to see if the muscle could be loosened up, and the chiropractor noticed a mass, urging me to meet with my doctor," Brooks wrote on Facebook

After CT scans and a biopsy, Brooks was told he had cancer.

The 15-pound tumor was removed last July.

He was back at work, and cancer free, four weeks later.

Now he's back snowboarding.

He wrote on Facebook, "First time up snowboarding since I had cancer. They said I would never board again."

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