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Video: Legendary Skateboarder Tony Hawk Lands '900' Spin At Age 48

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:16:07 Z)

Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk performed a "900" -- a 2½-revolution (900 degrees) aerial spin -- on the 17th anniversary of his first time doing the trick -- one of skateboarding's toughest.

"I never thought I would be doing this at my age when I was young," Hawk said in the video posted on YouTube on June 27, 2016. "I'm still going. I'll keep on going until the wheels fall off."

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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