Travis Pastrana successfully triplicates iconic motorcycle jumps

Evel Knievel jumping the fountains at Caesars Palace in 1967

The US extreme sportsman Travis Pastrana successfully recreated three of Evel Knievel's famous motorcycle jumps in Las Vegas last night. The stunts air live Sunday as part of "Evel Live" beginning at 8 p.m. EST on the History Channel.

Nonetheless, to watch Travis Pastrana attempt the three iconic Evel Knievel jumps, see the clips above and below.

LAS VEGAS Daredevil Travis Pastrana has successfully replicated three of Evel Knievel's motorcycle jumps.

According to ESPN, Knievel came up short on his attempt to jump the fountain in 1967, hitting the knuckle just before the landing ramp.

"Man I tell you what, it's been such an honor".

In the first stunt had Pastrana clear 52 cars, beating Knievel's record of 50. The other two jumps I had enough time to hit my marks exactly flawless.

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The jump over the cars was 143 feet, the jump over the buses 192 feet and the jump over the fountain 149 feet - though with more elevation. "I'm not done yet, but this was definitely one of the coolest things, the coolest thing I've ever been able to do".

But Pastrana grew more serious knowing the most risky and technical jump was still to come. He said it was "an honor to live a day in Evel's boots".

Between jumps, Pastrana rode the Vegas Strip high-fiving fans and doing wheelies, much to the delight of the crowd, which numbered in the tens of thousands along the famous route. "This is the most iconic jump in stunt lore".

The 34-year-old Pastrana celebrated by taking one final jump ─ without his motorcycle ─ into the fountain.

Even with just a 200-foot run-off area, Pastrana made the final and most hard jump (a record length of 149 feet) look easy, even performing a NASCAR-style two-wheeled burnout in celebration.

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