Cory Davis went the distance for his latest X Games medal.
Davis, 25, soared more than 140 feet through the air aboard a snowmachine Saturday in Aspen, Colo., to claim the silver medal in the long jump competition, which returned to the menu after a three-year absence.
The medal was the fourth for Davis, a Soldotna man who is a veteran of eight X Games.
His first two medals -- in 2009 and 2011, both in the speed and style events -- were bronze. Last year, he upgraded to silver in speed and style.
Now he's got two in both colors.
"Yeaaaaaa #silver," Davis posted on his Twitter account.
Riding a Arctic Cat 600 Snopro, Davis flew 142 feet, 11 inches off a ramp on his final jump.
The gold medal went to Levi LaVallee, who went 147-5. Bronze went to Colten Moore, who jumped 132-11.
Davis, who races for the Monster Energy team, is a lifelong Alaskan with snowmachining in his DNA. He's the son of Scott Davis, one of the most successful Iron Dog racers in history.
In earning a medal Saturday, Davis made progressively longer jumps during five rounds of competition.
Competitors approached the takeout ramp on a strip of green artificial turf and then launched their machines, which cannot weigh less than 650 pounds, according to a report on the event on espn.com.
Previously known as the Knock Out competition, the snowmobile long jump is rarely contested and has happened just three times at the X Games, with LaVallee winning gold each time.
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