The year in action sports, 2012

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Garrett Reynolds five-peats twice

Photograph By ESPN Images

In June, Garrett Reynolds ventured to X Games Los Angeles, fell behind in points early on and then emerged in his final run to blow everyone away in BMX Street. When the scores were announced, Garrett Reynolds won his fifth consecutive gold medal in BMX Street. No one else has ever won BMX Street at X Games. In September, Reynolds continued his five-peat streak with his fifth consecutive Ride BMX Magazine NORA Cup Street Rider of the Year award. Others have won it before Reynolds, but no one in the 16-year history of the awards has earned the title five times in a row.