American Dave Mirra, known primarily as a Vert Ramp and Park rider, held the record for most medals won at the X Games until being passed by Bob Burnquist at X Games Munich in 2013. He won medals in every X Games from 1995 up to 2008 and his current medal count stands at 24, including 14 golds. At the 2008 X Games, he also finished third in Rally Car Racing.
Having been awarded nearly every accolade possible for a BMX athlete, Dave’s fame now transcends his sport. He hosted two series of MTV’s popular Real World/Road Rules Challenge and features in video games including Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX and Colin McRae: Dirt 2. He has also appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman and featured in Rolling Stone magazine.
Born in 1974, Dave was jumping curbs and flying over dirt jumps in his hometown of Chittenango, New York by the age of five. He first raced a BMX in 1984, and first competed in freestyle three years later. In 1992, after graduating from high school, he turned pro and quickly overthrew Mat Hoffman as the undisputed vert champion.
Dave Mirra is a legend in the world of BMX. Not only did he have the style - epitomized by becoming the first Park rider to land a double backflip in competition at the X Games in 2000 - but he also had the willpower to come back from serious injury and the consistency to perform well on the Dew Tour circuit.
- Age: 39
- Height: 1.75m
- Weight: 70kg
- Nationality: USA