You will agree with me that extreme sports are increasingly becoming popular because of the adrenaline rush they cause. Also, sponsors are flocking the scene, and thus, hosting extreme sports events is no longer a problem. In this article, we explore the top five extreme sports events from around the world.
1. The X Games
Hosted and broadcast by ESPN, The X Games is an annual extreme sports event held on June 28 – July 1. The event assembles some of the biggest hotshots in skateboarding, BMX freestyle, flat track, Moto X, and so on. While in the past it was held in the US only, the games have expanded to China and France.
2. International Artistic Wingsuit Competition and Marko Mike’s Wingsuit Boogie
For the daredevils, this competition will be the best. Held on Aug 9 – 19 in Hungary, players jump from a moving plane and fly for miles using the wingsuit before deploying the parachute.
3. Badwater Ultramarathon
Held on Jul 16 – 18, the Badwater Ultramarathon is the most taxing foot race. It starts at Death Valley, 280 ft below sea level where temperatures average 130 degrees Fahrenheit, and stretches 135 miles to Mount Whitney, 8,300ft above sea level.
4. Billabong Rio Pro
Can you step up your surfing and come up against the biggest wave from across the globe? Take part in the Association of Surfing Professionals Tour that explores some of the biggest surfing challenges, with a $500,000 reward up for grabs.
5. Hell’s Gate
The picturesque mountains of Tuscany are home to one of the world’s toughest Enduro tracks, dubbed Hell’s Gate. And indeed it is hell, and only a few of the 100 plus participants make it to the end.
There you have it, folks, the top 5 best extreme sports events to follow. Other worthy mentions include Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Ice Climbing World Cup, and 24 Hours of Le Mans, just to mention a few.