How can one guy be so much better than everyone else? Ask Shaun White, because he is.
The legendary snowboarder brought X Games Aspen to a close Sunday night with his sixth consecutive victory in the superpipe competition, earning a 98 on his second run.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been more focused and more in tune with what I’m doing physically as well as mentally,” White told ESPN. “Six years, that’s pretty heavy. It’s going to be more uncomfortable next year when I’m going for the seventh. I like it; it’s a pretty humbling title to hold. I’m proud.”
White is the grizzled veteran of the competition, at the ripe old age of 26. But age is only a number for him, as he began his second run Sunday night with a record-setting 24-foot, 1-inch backside air above the walls of the pipe, breaking his own mark by a foot.
You can watch it all in the video above.