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Shaun White's career in photos

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Above The Competition

Photograph By Kohlman/ESPN

Shaun White is vying to become the first American to win an Olympic gold medal in an event three straight times for snowboard halfpipe. If he were to pull it off, it would mean a solid 12-year span of dominance in the halfpipe. White is also the only American competing in more than one snowboarding event -- he's in snowboard slopestyle, too.

As the most decorated athlete in X Games history prepares for what could be a history-making performance in Sochi, Russia, here's a look back at White's illustrious career on a snowboard.