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Teen smashes moto jump record

Originally Published: July 23, 2012
By Colin Bane | ESPN.com

On May 12, 19-year-old motocross racer Alex Harvill blasted past Robbie Maddison's 392-foot motocross distance jump record and Ryan Capes' previous 391-foot mark -- as well as snowmobile rider Levi LaVallee's 412-foot record -- while filming at Steve Eilers' Toes MX Park in Royal City, Wash., pushing the new distance mark to an astounding 425 feet. Then he managed an even more incredible feat: keeping the jump a secret until now.

"I've been racing on and off my whole life, but ...

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