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Dave Mirra
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Mirra in 2010
Personal information
Nationality United States
Born (1974-04-04)April 4, 1974
Chittenango, New York
Died February 4, 2016(2016-02-04) (aged 41)
Greenville, North Carolina
Occupation Extreme sports athlete
Height 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm)
Website www.davemirra.com
Sport
Sport BMX, rallycross
Updated on February 5, 2016.

David Michael "Dave" Mirra (April 4, 1974 – February 4, 2016) was an American BMX athlete. He was also a driver for Subaru Rally Team USA. He was born in Chittenango, New York.

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.

Mirra and his wife, Lauren, had two daughters.

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