Rhys Millen performs truck backflip

Andrew Hopkins

Rhys Millen's first attempt at pulling off a backflip in his Red Bull truck went somewhat awry. The outcome was five broken vertebrae – plus the unbroken determination to try it again. On New Year's Eve 2008, he launched his second (almost successful) attempt. Great backflip, shame about the landing. At least Millen emerged from his upturned vehicle without serious injury this time.