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X Games Aspen 2016: First athlete invites

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First round of Aspen invites

Photograph By Joshua Duplechian/ESPN

To land a coveted invite to compete at X Games, you have to be among the best in the world in your discipline. The first round of invited athletes for X Games Aspen 2016, taking place Jan. 28-31, has just come out. All of the athletes who medaled in 2015 have, of course, been invited to compete again. Take a tour through this gallery for the full list. The second round of invites will be announced in mid-November.