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Top Extreme Athletes of 2005

Danny Way - Skateboarder

Courtesy of EXPN Skateboarder Danny Way took his legend to even further heights in '05 by flying over the Great Wall of China on his skateboard! To clear the Great Wall, Way built a quarterpipe that was 120 feet high with a roll in of 75 feet - the largest skateboard structure ever built. Way's great jump over China's Great Wall also broke skateboarding world records for distance, speed and height out of the quarter pipe.


Dallas Friday - Wakeboarder

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Dallas Friday cemented her status as the top woman on water by winning the gold medal in wakeboarding at the X Games for the fourth straight year. The teen queen of the extreme continues to dominate the women's wakeboarding tour and in 2005 she became the first female to make a million bucks as a wakeboarder.

Shaun White - Snowboarder/Skateboarder

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The guy known as the Flying Tomato (for his long red hair) had a big year in 2005. White won a gold in snowboarding at the Winter X Games and a silver in vert skateboarding in at Summer X Games. He also qualified for the 2006 Winter Olympics in half pipe snowboarding and was featured in the new boarding flick, First Descent.


Lindsey Jacobelis - Snowboarder

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Boarding babe, Lindsey Jacobelis, dominated women's boardercross all year and won the X Games title in the event for the third straight year. Lindsey also qualified for the 2006 Winter Olympics in women's half pipe and boardercross, so you can expect to see lots of this high-flying boarder over the next year as well.

Brian Deegan - Motocross

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It was a year of both thrills and spills for motocross master, Brian Deegan. He took the gold at the Winter X Games for Motocross Best Trick after flying off a snow-covered kicker and landing a backflip. In the summer, Deegan shattered a kidney and ruptured a spleen after a massive wipeout while filming an episode of Viva la Bam. He ended up losing his kidney but the rest of his body recovered in time to compete at the 2005 Summer X Games.

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