ASPEN, Colo. -- Tucker Hibbert claimed his seventh consecutive gold medal in the Monster Energy Snowmobile SnoCross on Sunday, making him the record holder for the most back-to-back gold medals of any winter X Games athlete.
Hibbert, who previously was tied at six gold medals in a row with Snowboard SuperPipe dominator Shaun White, now is in hot pursuit of BMX Vert legend Jamie Bestwick's record eight-gold streak at summer X Games.
On Sunday, Hibbert beat silver medalist Kody Kamm by 13.75 seconds on the course. Justin Broberg got the bronze.
"It means the world, man, it's awesome," Hibbert said. "It's a tough race when you're in the lead, and the track was getting pretty gnarly toward the end. ... I'm pumped to have the seven-peat. I get older every year and I just wonder if this is going to keep going. We'll find out next year."
Hibbert was the top qualifier in the first heat, then lapped some of the field in the final. He took an early lead, squeezing ahead of Kamm for the hole shot, then staying out in front, leaving Kamm and Broberg to battle it out for second place.