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Cheetah – The Nelson Vails Story

Nelson Vails’ story is a triumph over almost insurmountable odds. The youngest of 10 children growing up in the Harlem projects, he worked as a New York City bicycle messenger to support his family.

At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, he was thrust onto the world stage where he won the silver medal in the individual 1000-meter Match Sprints, behind countryman Mark Gorski.

Becoming a pioneer for the African-American cycling community, this documentary explores the beginnings of his life in Harlem and his impact on the future generation of cyclists worldwide.