The Wall Street Journal:
To summon the “calculated explosiveness” he felt he needed to clinch a motorcycle jump at this past summer’s X-Games, Travis Pastrana cranked up AC/DC’s “For Those About to Rock” before revving his engine.
The motocross champion and race driver usually likes country music—nothing overly aggressive—to help him focus ahead of most other extreme-sporting feats. Going with the rock anthem for that jump “obviously hasn’t worked out,” says Mr. Pastrana, who broke his right foot and ankle when his twisting backflip failed at the Los Angeles event.
Such can be the power of music to pump up a person for a performance—sometimes even too much.
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