Dave Mirra

  • Birth Place: Chittenango, New York, United States
  • Died: February 4, 2016
  • Profession: Professional athlete, TV host
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  • Nicknamed "Miracle Boy" for his ability to complete death-defying stunts. 
  • In 1993, was hit by a drunk driver while crossing the street and suffered a fractured skull and torn shoulder, but was able to recover and ride BMX again.
  • Went on to win 24 X Games medals from 1995 to 2009, including 14 golds. His medals total was a record until surpassed by Bob Burnquist in 2013.
  • Established a 15,000-foot BMX training center in Greenville, N.C., luring over a dozen other top riders to what he called "Protown."
  • Hosted MTV's Real World/Road Rules: The Inferno for two seasons.
  • In 2006, he started his own bike company called MirraCo.
  • Had his own video game series, Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX.
  • Took up triathlon racing in 2013.

Relationships

  • Madison Mirra — Daughter
  • Tim Mirra — Brother
  • Michael Mirra — Father
  • Lauren Blackwell — Wife
  • Linda — Mother
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