In memory of the late Dave Mirra, we're running this Sports Illustrated feature from the May 30, 2005 issue of the magazine to help shed light on the many accomplishments of one of the greatest BMX riders of all-time.
In the summer of 2012, BMX legend Dave Mirra and his family watched their friend Eric Hinman compete in his first Ironman at Lake Placid. Mirra looked on as 2,500 athletes swam two loops around Mirror Lake, biked 112 miles and finished with a 26.2 mile run through the town and around the lake. It didn't take long before Mirra was contemplating how to take over another avenue in the world of adventure sports.
In this week's episode of The Weekender we take a look at highlights remembering BMX legend Dave Mirra’s incredible career and Kelly Slater’s latest triumph, and we give you a preview of the most important events in the world of action and outdoor sports.