Supercross champ Ryan Dungey has won the Best Action Sport Athlete accolade in the 23rd annual ESPY awards, where America honours worldwide sporting greats. Dungey won after coming top in a public vote, beating rivals such as FMX legend Josh Sheheen plus stars of skateboarding, snowboarding and snowcross racing. In the women's category, enduro goddess Laia Sainz lost out to snowboarder Kelly Clark.

Dungey said: "Wow! Just found out I won the ESPY! It's a very exciting day for the sport of motocross and supercross and how far we have come to achieve this award! Without a doubt wouldn't have been possible with out my wife and family, friends, sponsors and most importantly fans. Thank you all for you support, love, and votes, and everyone who had a part in making this dream come true. So very thankful."

Other awards were won by sporting legends like basketball's LeBron James, footballers Lionel Messi and Robbie Keane, golfer Jordan Speith and tennis stars Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic.

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