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50 Most Influential People in Action Sports

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1: Kelly Slater

Photograph By Servais/Kenworthy

No athlete has ever dominated a sport like Kelly Slater has. At the age of 40, with 11 world titles, 50 ASP wins and philanthropic efforts to help conserve ocean ecosystems, it doesn't even matter that he didn't win the 2012 ASP world title.