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Mirra's second coming

Photograph By Lenny Christopher

From the very first Extreme Games in 1995 all the way up to X Games Munich in 2013, veteran BMX rider Dave Mirra's claim to X Games fame was reflected in his medal count: Mirra owned the record for most X Games medals in history (24 in BMX, 1 in Rally Car). No longer on the BMX or Rally scene, Mirra, 41, now concentrates on his newfound passion for Ironman races and triathlons. Recently, XGames.com caught up with Mirra at his original stomping grounds in Syracuse, New York, where he was training for the Lake Placid Ironman.