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BMX legend Kevin Robinson broke the world record by airing 54 feet off the ground.
Kevin hurled himself down a 60 foot high roll-in at speeds over 45 mph, up a 27 foot Super Quarter Pipe, sponsored by Red Bull. Kevin broke it by one inch, at 26.7 feet.
The previous record of 26.5 feet was held by BMX pioneer and Kevin's mentor and sponsor Mat Hoffman, who was on site to witness the feat.
Kevin, A BMX legend, is one of only a few athletes that has competed in every X Games since the inaugural event in 1995 and since then has grown into one of the most respected action sports stars of his generation.The winner of seven X Games medals, including three gold, made his attempt on a never before built Super Quarter Pipe. This feat was experimental in many ways -- from the construction of the ramp, to the speed it took to break the record, the g-forces on his body and ultimately the never before reached height on a BMX bike.(newsblaze)