Thalente Biyela was beaten, orphaned and addicted to drugs while he was still a child, but skateboarding provided escape from the inescapable.
In the third installment of the Money In Action series, we look at a few of the career options a professional athlete has after their earning power declines.
Few action sports stars earn incomes commensurate with mainstream sports stars; the other 99 percent are content existing on the fringe of financial stability, so long as it means they can live how they want.
Swedish freeski pioneer Jon Olsson is perhaps known for his lavish lifestyle as much as his freestyle roots, but after taking a hiatus, he has decided to make a comeback.
Two of the premier skiers in the world, Andreas Fransson of Sweden and J.P. Auclair of Canada, died in an avalanche on a remote peak in South America on Monday.
ESPN announced the competition lineup for X Games Aspen 2015 on Wednesday, and while one snowmobiling event exits, another returns for the first time in a decade.
Fourteen-year-old Tom Schaar got his first X Games Big Air victory in Austin, but it didn't come without a unique approach to training and preparation
A look back at all of the people who messed with Texas and came out triumphant at this week's first-ever X Games in Austin
While traditional motorsports series have struggled to capture the millennial demographic, RallyCross is primed to become auto racing's next big thing
Texas native Morgan Wade hopes to break the high-air record in the GoPro BMX Big Air Saturday at X Games Austin -- a feat, he says, that's more important than getting gold.
Athletes over the age of 40 dominated BMX Vert at X Games Austin, while the young guns ruled in skateboarding. So what does that mean for the future of vert?
New York City isn't the most obvious playground for a skateboard Big Air gold medalist, but Elliot Sloan isn't your typical MegaRamp skater, either.
The "best-kept secret" in racing pairs brave young guns against experienced old bucks in the real-life enactment of remote control truck racing at the inaugural X Games Austin.
The X Games "20 Years, 20 Firsts" series continues with Shaun White's perfect score in Men's Snowboard SuperPipe at X Games Aspen in 2012.
The X Games "20 Years, 20 Firsts" series continues with Heath Frisby's first-ever front flip on a snowmobile at X Games Aspen in 2012.
Austrian freeskier Fabian Lentsch earned his spot on the 2015 Freeride World Tour with a mind-blowing qualifier run in Obergurgl, Austria