Following his apparent suicide on February 4th 2016, we have been looking into and reminiscing about the wonderful career of X-Games champion David Mirra.

Dave, who started biking when he was just five years old, loved the sport that he helped transform right up until his death.

At just 41, reports claim he took his life with a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound.

There is no doubt that Dave leaves behind a BMX Racing and X-Games legacy, but here’s 12 other things you need to know about the great American athlete. RIP Dave.

1. X-Games Superstar

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One of the most successful X-Games stars, Mirra held the record of most medals with 24 in BMX Racing.

He was surpassed by Bob Burnquist in 2013.

2. Family Man


After his death, Dave leaves behind his wife, Lauren and two daughters.