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50 Most Influential People in Action Sports

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28: Brian Deegan

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A freestyle motocross pioneer, Brian Deegan had won three X Games Moto X Best Trick medals before taking on rallycross and off-road truck racing. He's won championships in off-road racing and a 2011 X Games Rally X gold medal, and was second in the 2012 Global RallyCross Championship season.