Photo: After several months of intensive training, a 24-year-old New Zealander, Jed Mildon, has succeeded in his aim to land the world's first BMX triple backflip during the Unit T3 BMX Jam in Taupo, New Zealand. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the longest BMX back flip measured 18.94 m (62 ft 2 in) and was completed by Mike Escamilla ("Rooftop") off the Mega Ramp at X Games 11 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the Longest BMX 360º Ramp Jump; it measured 15.39 m (50 ft 6 in) and was performed by Mike Escamilla ("Rooftop") on the Mega Ramp at X Games 11 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Kiwi Mildon had kept the stunt a partial secret before producing it in front of 2,000 unwitting spectators.
After his performance, Mildon said, "This is the perfect result to three intensive months of practicing and training for this moment."
"I actually had a dream three months ago that I was going to die soon and I thought this was the day, so I just committed 100 per cent and went for [the stunt] and, look, it came out good. Everyone's smiling, so I'm stoked."
"The impact and implications hasn't sunken in yet, but I'm so pumped to have aimed for something once deemed impossible and made my dream a reality," said a thrilled Mildon.
The 24-year-old had spent three months in intensive training preparing for the world record attempt.
Jed Mildon was mobbed by friends as he completed the stunt in his hometown of Taupo on New Zealand's north island.