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But her cause has also been aided by political organizers who swiftly mobilized around her -- recognizing an opportunity to cause acute discomfort for a vacationing president and put a powerful emotional frame around the antiwar movement.
No one watching cable television news this week, dominated by coverage of Sheehan's crusade, could doubt that they largely achieved their aim.
More recently Robert has appeared in The Clinic Robert Michael Sheehan (born January 7, 1988) is an Irish actor best known for playing the role of Nathan in the E4 drama Misfits.
More recently Robert has appeared in The Clinic (Parallel Films/RTÉ), Bel's Boys (ITV) and in Season 2 of The Tudors (Showtime/BBC).
Since the triple flip had already been performed in BMX (Jed Mildon – 2011) and MTB (Ethen Godfrey Roberts, Gavin Godfrey and Tyler Roberts – 2014) so FMX was playing catch up.
Realistically, there was only ever two riders in the running to get there first: Travis Pastrana and Josh Sheehan. While working on the new Nitro Circus movie Action Figures, the crew built a special test set-up at Travis Pastrana's house in Maryland that consisted of a tailor-made long ramp to give enough speed and spin to complete three rotations with an 100kg Honda CRF450 and an XXL Airbag to land the first attempts.
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The 2014 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour Champion Josh Sheehan took FMX to previously unknown heights as he set a new world record by becoming the first person to land a triple backflip on a motocross bike.
Cam Sinclair was one of the few riders to do the trick regularly but after his brutal slam at the Red Bull X-Fighters tour stop in Madrid 2009, Sinclair would only show it if a great reward would be in sight.