‘I’m going to look back on this awesome experience for the rest of my life’: Heartbreaking radio interview murdered Aussie baseball player Chris Lane gave after arriving in the U.S.

Published on August 26, 2013

An interview that murdered baseball player Chris Lane gave to a radio station in his native Australia has emerged, revealing his excitement at studying in the United States.

In the interview with Sports Central in Melbourne three years ago, the then-19-year-old gushed about his experiences as a budding baseball player while attending college in Oklahoma.

It is a state where, years later, would become the scene of his murder. On August 16, the student was gunned down as he went for a jog, allegedly by a group of teenagers who were ‘bored’.

‘I’ve only been over here for about two months now and I can honestly say I’ve enjoyed every minute of it,’ Lane said in the interview. ‘It’s certainly a great experience I’m having right now.’

Lane, who was 22 when he was killed, is extremely humble in the interview, which can be heard in full on NewsOK. He told the host he is in the U.S. because ‘I was really lucky’.

‘I’m the only one that’s you know, studying in a foreign country and able to play a sport I love,’ he said. ‘If nothing, I’m going to gain an awesome experience that I’m going to look back on for the rest of my life.’

Lane said he had been playing baseball since he was five but added that, while he loved the sport, he was concentrating on getting a thorough education in the U.S.

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