The 100 Greatest Athletes of the Complex Decade

46. Travis Pastrana

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Bonafides From 2002-2012: 11x X Games Medalist (7 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze)
This is a guy that'd you'd never, ever want to face in a truth or dare competition. He could likely eat a tarantula while quadruple backflipping on a dirt bike off a plane naked in a snowstorm without spilling his cup of green tea. Travis Pastrana is one of the biggest entertainment pioneers in the history of sports, as he made X Games history year after year with his biking and rally racing prowess. He owned the MotoX competition, winning gold in the first four competitions ever, made history when he won three golds in a single X Games, was the first person to ever land a double backflip on a motorbike, and holds the record for car jump from ramp to ramp at 269 feet. His dozens of injuries, including a separated spine, broken tibula and fibia, and torn ACL, PCL, LCL, and MCL on his left knee, have never stopped him. He's even run his own television show, Nitro Circus, and plans on participating in his first NASCAR race this year. We aren't sure how many he has left, but he originally started witih 199 lives.

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