Call them what you will – adrenaline junkies, thrill seekers, death defying stuntmen or just plain crazy, extreme sports athletes are making everyone sit up and take note. They are no longer relegated to a different world just for the ones who have no fear, but extreme sports have become more mainstream than you think.
Take a look at the X Games or other extreme sports which are broadcast on our TVs – making 3 out of every 5 kids or teen in North America sit up and watch. These facts and figures, brought to you in this infographic by Extreme Sports Land sheds some light on why people do extreme sports, and the information is actually quite illuminating.
From having better concentration, reflexes, discipline and lower anxiety, extreme sport athletes don’t let their fears control them. Instead, they use it to propel them to greater heights and to greater glory.