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X Games: Nate Adams easily wins Moto X Freestyle


Thirty seconds into his final run of the Moto X Freestyle finals, Nate Adams stopped. He sat on his dirt bike atop the Staples Center’s highest dirt-mound. And celebrated.

Adams’ opening two runs tallied 45 and 46 points, respectively, and were the two highest-scoring runs of the afternoon’s competition. The victory marks Adams’ 11th X Games medal.

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Adam Jones overcame a crash on his second run to take the silver medal, with 86 points. A 44-point run vaulted Jones over Danny Torres, who took the bronze with 83 points.

The four riders in the finals –- Taka Higashino rounded out the field –- each took three runs of 60 seconds. Their top two runs counted toward their final scores.


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-- Douglas Farmer

Photo: Nate Adams during X Games 15. Credit: Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times

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