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How many people have died doing extreme sports?

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No official comprehensive count or report of deaths caused by extreme sports are kept by any sort of agency. However, there have been several deaths in major extreme sports events.

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Red Bull's annual stunt events have the worst track record for deaths, with seven as of 2013. At the other end of the spectrum, the long-running X Games only just suffered its first death in late 2012. The Daredevil Death Watch is an unofficial count of deaths of extreme athletes that recorded a total of five for 2013. These numbers do not count deaths suffered by amateur athletes outside of major sporting events, which are much more difficult to get statistics on.

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