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Dave Mirra Beats Out Riders Half His Age

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dave_mirra_nike 6.o bmx open Dew tourFrom SI.com: This was supposed to be the beginning of a new era in BMX. With the opening of this season’s Dew Tour, the Nike 6.0 BMX Open was slated to be an opportunity to watch teenage riders such as Dennis Enarson and Garrett Reynolds, fresh off their high school graduations, take over as the new faces of the sport.

Dave Mirra must have missed that memo.

The 35-year-old BMX legend, who had to pre-qualify for the competition with riders half his age, not only won the BMX park finals Saturday but got his first Dew Tour win since 2005 with the highest score (93.38) of anyone competing in any discipline during the two-day competition held in Chicago’s Grant Park. Full story HERE.

You can watch a video of Mirra’s 1st place run at Allisports.com or click ‘more’ for a highlights real from the whole event; with Mirra’s winning move (an air-traffic controller, which is a flair whip combined with a no-handed 720 over the box) at about 1 min 13 seconds into the video.

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Evan McIntosh
Evan McIntosh
14 years ago

Holy #$% Are you kidding me! It blows my mind where this sport is now. Seriously, the things that they are throwing are no joke! Wow.

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