Evel Knievel was the pioneer of distance motorcycle jumping. And for his efforts, he paid the price. He crashed more than 20 times and suffered numerous injuries, mostly broken bones.
His entry in the Guinness Book of World Records states he suffered 433 bone fractures by the end of 1975. His son Robbie Knievel told a reporter in June 2014 that his father had broken 40 to 50 bones. Knievel himself claimed he broke 35 and spent more than half the years from 1966 to 1973 in hospitals, in a wheelchair or on crutches.
In 1967, he crashed jumping the fountain at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. He spent the following month in a coma with a crushed pelvis and femur, and fractures to his hip, wrist and both ankles. Ten years later, he crashed on a rehearsal jump over a 90-foot tank of live sharks in the Chicago International Amphitheater. That spill reportedly broke both his arms and concussed his brain. It also injured a cameraman and ended Knievel's career.
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But it didn't keep him from breaking more bones. In retirement, the daredevil is said to have broken more in falls on a golf course and at home in his whirlpool.
Sources differ on Knievel's list of broken bones, but here we diagram the bones many sources agree on.