Dave Mirra facts for kids
Mirra in 2010
April 4, 1974|
Chittenango, New York
|Died||February 4, 2016
Greenville, North Carolina
|Occupation||Extreme sports athlete|
|Height||5 feet 9 inches (175 cm)|
|Updated on February 5, 2016.|
Mirra held the record for most X-Games medals until being passed by Bob Burnquist at X Games Munich in 2013. Mirra has won medals in every X Games from when they started in 1995 up to 2008. He has won a total of 24 medals at the X Games. In 2008, he placed second in BMX Big Air and third in Rally Car Racing at the X Games.
He was known mainly as a vert ramp and park rider. He rode and was sponsored by Haro Bikes from the mid 1990s. He later started his own bike company, and rode those instead. In 2004, Mirra appeared on an episode of George Lopez. Mirra was a member of the team which won the 2014 Race Across America Four-Person Male (Under 50) category.
He also was the host for two seasons of MTV's Real World/Road Rules Challenge.
Personal life and death
Mirra and his wife, Lauren, had two daughters. In 2010, Mirra was sick with bacterial meningitis. After he recovered, he went back to rallying.
On February 4, 2016, Mirra died in Greenville, North Carolina. He was 41 years old.
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