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Annapolis native Travis Pastrana successfully triplicates iconic Evel Knievel jumps in TV special

Annapolis native Travis Pastrana successfully triplicates iconic Evel Knievel jumps in TV special

Honoring the man who paved the way for dozens of daredevils, Annapolis native Travis Pastrana succeeded in triplicating three of Evel Knievel's iconic motorcycle jumps Sunday night.

Donning his own Knievel-like costume, Pastrana used an Indian Scout FTR750 to jump 143 feet to clear 52 crushed cars, 192 feet over 16 Greyhound buses and concluded the “Evel Live” event on the History Channel by jumping 149 feet to clear the fountains at Caesars Palace.

“It's just such an honor to live a day in Evel's footsteps, and literally his boots,” said Pastrana, a Davidsonville resident. “To be here in Las Vegas, so much of my history has been here. I proposed to my wife here, I had [the]...

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