Charting the career Xtremes of an X Games superstar
Since his dizzying moves on a motorbike began turning the action sports world upside down more than a decade ago, Travis Pastrana has built a gnarly—and gnarled—legacy full of sparkling accomplishments and horrific injuries.
1998 Back Breaker
Lands short on a 120-foot jump, separating his spinal column from his pelvis, and suffers massive internal bleeding. Doctors tell him that only three people had ever survived such an injury.
1999 X Factor
Wins his first gold medal at the X Games in Moto X Freestyle.
2000 Grimy Glory
Wins AMA 125cc national dirt bike racing championship.