In 2008, Aussie Cam Sinclair set a new world record for the longest distance ever back-flipped on a motorcycle (129ft) and became only the third person in the world ever to land a double backflip. Many experts thought his FMX career would be finished after he suffered near fatal injuries at the Red Bull X Fighters Freestyle Motocross event in Madrid in 2009, which left him with a lacerated liver, broken bones and extensive head injuries. However, less than a year later, and following six months of daily rehabilitation, he completed a remarkable comeback by winning gold in the ‘Best Trick’ event at X Games 16, with a near textbook double backflip. He first rode motorcycles at the age of five and spent much of his childhood travelling with his family to motocross and supercross races all over Australia, winning state and national championships. He learnt to do basic FMX tricks with his best friend Blake Williams, and his big break came when he was asked to perform FMX demos during the halftime show at the Australian Supercross Nationals. A versatile rider, 29-year-old Sincs began to focus entirely on FMX in 2006 when he joined the famous Crusty Demons of Dirt Tour. He has since landed almost 100 double flips and in 2009 became the first and only rider in the world ever to do so during a full 90 second competition FMX run, at the third event of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour in Fort Worth, Texas.
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