Travis Pastrana completes 3 record-breaking jumps in Las Vegas homage to Evel Knievel

Business Insider | 7/10/2018 | Tyler Lauletta
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Extreme athlete and modern daredevil Travis Pastrana honored the legacy of Evel Knievel on Sunday with three impressive jumps in Las Vegas.

Pastrana broke some of Knievel's records, and most importantly, landed a jump over the fountains at Caesars Palace, the site of one of the original daredevil's scariest crashes.

Pastrana - Stranger - Limits - Sports - History

Pastrana is no stranger to pushing the limits of extreme sports, having already made history on his motorcycle on numerous occasions.

Travis Pastrana is no stranger to death-defying stunts.

List - Accomplishments - Backflip - Competition - Parachute

With a list of accomplishments that includes the first double backflip ever landed in competition and skydiving without a parachute, it's tough to imagine an extreme feat that might give Pastrana pause.

On Sunday, Pastrana embodied the spirit of a daredevil that came before him, Evel Knievel, breaking three of his records with three successive jumps in Las Vegas.

Jump - Something - Warmup - Feet - Cars

His first jump was something of a warmup — a casual 143 feet over 52 cars stacked three to a pile. Pastrana completed the feat with ease, landing with plenty of room to spare and breaking Knievel's jump of 120 feet over 50 cars at the L.A. Coliseum.

After that, Pastrana completed a jump of 192 feet over 16 buses, besting...
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