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Dirty Kanza founder fired for saying police shooting of Rayshard Brooks was ‘justified’

June 21, 2020

The founder of Dirty Kanza, Jim Cummins, has been fired by the organisers of the popular gravel race over a social media post in which he claimed the shooting of a black man by police in Atlanta this week was “justified”. Cummins, who set up Dirty Kanza in 2006, was dismissed from his role as ‘Chief Gravel Officer’ by Life Time, the company that now runs the event, on Saturday night. Read more here. Additionally, the company is now considering changing the name of the iconic gravel race.