Alex Harvill was a motorcycle stunt performer and daredevil who held a Guinness World Record.
- Died: June 17, 2021 (Who else died on June 17?)
- Details of death: Died in a motorcycle accident while practicing for a record-breaking attempt at Grant County International Airport in Washington at the age of 28.
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In 2013, Harvill set the Guinness World Record for the longest dirt-to-dirt motorcycle ramp jump, at a distance of 297.5 feet. He was planning to attempt to break the ramp-to-dirt motorcycle jump record of 351 feet at the Moses Lake Airshow on June 17. In the following days, he hoped to break an airplane jump record. Harvill’s dream was to jump approximately 500 feet across the Snake River. He is survived by his wife and two children.
“When I was 10 years old, I was run over by a car that broke my pelvis. After that I knew that not much could be worse than what I experienced. It gave me a lack of fear, I suppose, because I knew what the pain was and that it would go away at some point.” —from an interview for iFiber One
Tributes to Alex Harvill
Full obituary: The Washington Post