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Daredevil Travis Pastrana replicates Evel Knievel's jumps

(AP Photo/John Locher). Travis Pastrana jumps a row of crushed cars on a motorcycle, Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. Pastrana is attempting to recreate three of Evel Knievel's iconic motorcycle jumps on Sunday, including the leap over the fountains... (AP Photo/John Locher). Travis Pastrana jumps a row of crushed cars on a motorcycle, Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. Pastrana is attempting to recreate three of Evel Knievel's iconic motorcycle jumps on Sunday, including the leap over the fountains...
(AP Photo/John Locher). Travis Pastrana jumps the fountain at Caesars Palace on a motorcycle Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. Pastrana recreated three of Evel Knievel's iconic motorcycle jumps on Sunday, including the leap over the fountains of Caes... (AP Photo/John Locher). Travis Pastrana jumps the fountain at Caesars Palace on a motorcycle Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. Pastrana recreated three of Evel Knievel's iconic motorcycle jumps on Sunday, including the leap over the fountains of Caes...
(AP Photo/John Locher). Travis Pastrana celebrates in the fountain at Caesars Palace after jumping it on a motorcycle Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. Pastrana recreated three of Evel Knievel's iconic motorcycle jumps on Sunday, including the leap o... (AP Photo/John Locher). Travis Pastrana celebrates in the fountain at Caesars Palace after jumping it on a motorcycle Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. Pastrana recreated three of Evel Knievel's iconic motorcycle jumps on Sunday, including the leap o...
(AP Photo/John Locher). Travis Pastrana celebrates in the fountain at Caesars Palace after jumping it on a motorcycle Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. Pastrana recreated three of Evel Knievel's iconic motorcycle jumps on Sunday, including the leap o... (AP Photo/John Locher). Travis Pastrana celebrates in the fountain at Caesars Palace after jumping it on a motorcycle Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. Pastrana recreated three of Evel Knievel's iconic motorcycle jumps on Sunday, including the leap o...
(AP Photo/John Locher). Travis Pastrana jumps the fountain at Caesars Palace on a motorcycle Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. Pastrana recreated three of Evel Knievel's iconic motorcycle jumps on Sunday, including the leap over the fountains of Caes... (AP Photo/John Locher). Travis Pastrana jumps the fountain at Caesars Palace on a motorcycle Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. Pastrana recreated three of Evel Knievel's iconic motorcycle jumps on Sunday, including the leap over the fountains of Caes...

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

Appearing Sunday night in Las Vegas on the History Channel's "Evel Live ," Pastrana cleared 52 crushed cars in a 143-foot (44-meter) jump and 16 Greyhound buses in a 192-foot (58-meter) jump. He concluded the event by sailing 149 feet (45 meters) over the fountains at Caesars Palace.

Pastrana, who wore a jumpsuit similar to what Knievel wore, said the fountain jump was the hardest. He said it was "an honor to live a day in Evel's boots."

Knievel tried to jump the fountains in 1967 but crashed just before the landing ramp, crushing his pelvis and fracturing several bones. He died in 2007 at age 69.

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The headline for this story has been corrected to show Travis Pastrana's first name was incorrect.

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