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BMX rider Jed Mildon lands first-ever triple back flip

May 31, 2011 |  3:41 pm

Jed Mildon made sporting history Saturday, becoming the first BMX rider to land a triple back flip.

"This is the perfect result to three intensive months of practicing and training for this moment," said Mildon, 24, who completed the stunt at the Unit T3 Mindtricks BMX Jam, an exhibition event in Mildon's hometown of Taupo, New Zealand.

Among the estimated 2,000 spectators was a Guinness World Records representative, on hand
to witness and certify the groundbreaking stunt.

"The impact and implications hasn’t sunken in yet, but I’m so pumped to have aimed for something once deemed impossible and made my dream a reality," Mildon said. "Once I was in the air, it felt like time stood still and I could see each rotation perfectly.

"Landing with both wheels on the down ramp was the most amazing feeling in the world!”

-- Kelly Burgess
Twitter.com/latimesoutposts

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