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Aussie Daredevil jumps football field in Vegas, setting world record.

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posted on Jan, 1 2008 @ 12:38 AM
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Australian freestyle motocross rider Robbie Maddison has jumped 98.1m, covering the length of a football field in the middle of Las Vegas, to set a new Guinness World Record.
Maddison approached the ramp at speeds of about 150km/h and was in the air for about four seconds during the jump



He had dedicated the jump to his idol — Evel Knievel, who died on November 30, aged 69, after suffering with pulmonary fibrosis, commonly known as a scarring of the lungs.

Evel Knievel attempted a similar jump 40 years ago to the day by sending his motorbike 46 metres over the fountains at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.



Source: NineMSN article

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man thats one kick arse death defying jump. heck, even the runup was pretty cool



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posted on Jan, 1 2008 @ 12:54 AM
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video's 1-3 of Robby practising for the event, courtesy Youtube user "redbullusa"


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posted on Jan, 5 2008 @ 06:12 AM
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sheesh, and i thought this was an exciting, wholesome thread topic.

maybe i should start a "my best friends auntie knows this cat that is a reptillian from the planet draco" thread.


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