WHO WAS ALEX HARVILL?
Alex Harvill was a 28-year-old thrill-seeker who rose to fame when he set a world record 425ft motorcycle jump at Toes Motorcross Park in Royal City, Washington in May 2012.
The following year, he set a record for a dirt-to-dirt distance jump that has since been beaten – by leaping over 297ft at Horn Rapids Motorsports Complex in Richland.
Harvill also gained prominence competing in a number of sports, including the Canadian MX National Series, AMA Motorcross, AMA Supercross, and Arenacross while doing stunt work.
He came from Ephrata, Washington, and had been riding a motorcycle since he was four years old, the Colombia Basin Herald reported.
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