The 10 Best Extreme Athletes To Play in the X-Games

Craig NuzzoCorrespondent IFebruary 8, 2009

The 10 Best Extreme Athletes To Play in the X-Games

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10. Danny Way

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    BEIJING, CHINA - JULY 9: Danny Way of the USA rolls in as he prepares to make the first Skateboard jump over the Great Wall Of China, July 9, 2005 in Beijing, China. Way attempted to break three world records by becoming the first person to successfully j

9. Sarah Burke

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    ASPEN, CO - JANUARY 25:  Sarah Burke of Whistler, BC, Canada takes a practice run before going on to win the Women's Skiing Superpipe at the Winter X Games Twelve on Buttermilk Mountain on January 25, 2008 in Aspen, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Get

8. Bob Burnquist

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 02:  Bob Burnquist celebrates after his final run and winning the Skateboard Big Air Final during X Games 13 at Staples Center on August 2, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

7. Tanner Hall

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    ASPEN, CO - JANUARY 25:  Tanner Hall of Kalispell, Montana competes in the Skiing Superpipe Men's Elimination at the ESPN Winter X Games 11 on January 25, 2007 in Aspen, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

6. Shaun Palmer

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    GUJO, JAPAN - FEBRUARY 22:  Shaun Palmer of the USA flys through the air in the Snowboardcross small final of Snowboard FIS World Cup 2008 Gifu/Gujo on February 22, 2008 in Gujo, Gifu, Japan.  (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)

5. Mat Hoffman

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    9 Jun 2000:  A close up of Mat Hoffman as he looks on while on his bike during the Beach Bash 2000 in Hermosa Beach, California.Mandatory Credit: Harry How  /Allsport

4. Travis Pastrana

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    LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 4:  Travis Pastrana completes his first run in the Moto X Best Trick Final during the ESPN X Games on August 4, 2006 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Pastrana completed a double back flip on his second attempt and won

3. Dave Mirra

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    AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 20:  Haro BMX rider Dave Mirra from Greenvile USA in action at a BMX demonstration at Aotea square ahead of this weekend extreme sports event in Hamilton, Wednesday.  (Photo by Michael Bradley/Getty Images)

2. Shaun White

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    ASPEN, CO - JANUARY 25: Shaun White of Carlsbad, California celebrates as he takes the podium for the gold medal in the Men's Snowboard Superpipe Final at Winter X Games 13 on Buttermilk Mountain on January 25, 2009 in Aspen, Colorado. White became the fi

1. Tony Hawk

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