Dave Mirra, one of the most recognisable names in the world of BMX has passed away at the age of 41.
Turning professional in 1982, Mirra won an X Games medal in each year from 1995 to 2008, setting Guinness World Records titles for Most gold medals won X Games (summer) with 14 and Most BMX Freestyle medals X Games (summer) with 23.
Best known for his high-flying “vert ramp” tricks along with his resiliance following big crashes, Mirra picked up his ‘Miracle Boy’ nickname for his ability to rectify mistakes mid-ride.
In more recent times, Mirra had turned his attention to triathlons and qualified for the Ironman World Championship in Canada in 2014.
Alongside his sports career, the New York born athlete was also closely associated to the world of videogames, with Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 1 and 2 huge hits during the early part of the century.
Mirra’s success also saw him forge a successful TV career, having hosted two seasons of MTV's Real World/Road Rules Challenge.
Standing alongside the likes of Tony Hawk and Travis Pastrana, Mirra will forever be remembered as one of the major pioneers of extreme sports.
Guinness World Records would like to extend our condolences to Dave’s family and friends, as well as his many fans around the world.