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X Games athletes take over Munich's Olympic Stadium

Posted by Dan Egan  July 1, 2013 01:24 PM

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Three-Pete, Five-Pete and even an Eight-Pete are becoming familiar terms, as multiple athletes strike gold, embodying “rock star” status in the world of X Games.

On top of the heap is skateboarder Bob Burnquist, who captured his twenty-fifth X Games medal this past weekend.

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X Game athletes pleased huge crowds in and around the famed Olympic Stadium in Munich, Germany. The range of events featured RallyCross, Enduro, Moto X, Mountain Bike Slope Style, BMX Slope Style, Skate, and the X Game signature Big Air events.

The Women’s Enduro X event races showed the grit of these type of events. Enduro X is a test of strength, balance and fitness, combined with the power of a motocross bike, and it was grueling. Maria Forsberg won her third career X Games gold medal.

New to the X Games this year was Mountain Bike Slope Style, and the gold was won by Canadian Brett Rheeder, who has been known to train and hang out at Highland Mountain Bike Park in New Hampshire.

It's been said many time that these athletes are pushing the limits like never before, and it continues to be true. The X Games now come back to their “home court” (Los Angeles) for the last stop on the world tour August 1 through 4.

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Edging The Xtreme with Dan Egan focuses on the hip and happenings of the extreme sports world, with exclusive interviews with regional, national and international athletes in the world of skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, surfing and so much more.

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Dan Egan thrives on action and has been at the forefront of the extreme sports scene since the mid 1980s. As a pro athlete, Egan pioneered extreme skiing and the extreme sports industry. He has led adventure trips around the world from the Alps to the Arctic. His company skiclinics.com runs camps and clinics across North America, Europe and South America. Dan Egan is a writer, world- renowned extreme skiing pioneer and an award-winning and Emmy nominated media producer.
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