5 Athletes That Have Cheated Death

These athletes are not only pushing boundaries but risking life and limb for their sport...

Maya Gabeira nearly drowned off the coast of Portugal last October while surfing Nazare. Photo: @mgabeira
Maya Gabeira nearly drowned off the coast of Portugal last October while surfing Nazare. Photo: @mgabeira

Now we don’t want to put you off getting involved in extreme sports. To be honest you’d be more likely to get run over by a bus than lose your life nailing a rail in the park. But there are a few athletes out there who to put it nicely are a few sandwiches short of a picnic.
“You’re more likely to get run over by a bus than lose your life nailing a rail in the park”
Always eager to push the bar that little bit higher they put themselves in life threatening circumstances on a regular basis. These guys have come so close to death, they have probably grabbed a glimpse of the pearly gates. We reckon these guys are pretty lucky to be alive.

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