Levi LaVallee broke his own world record for distance jumped on a snowmobile by launching 412 feet at the "2011 Red Bull: New Year. No Limits" event on Saturday night. The previous record was 361 feet.
LaVallee jumped alongside Robbie Maddison, who unofficially broke the world record for distance jumped on a motorcycle during practice for Saturday night's event. Maddison said he jumped 392 feet during practice but during the live event, he came up just short of the 391-foot record, landing at 378 feet, 9 inches.
"I was just excited to make it to the other side in one piece. I'm exploding with energy right now," LaVallee said. "When I saw the 410 marker go by, I knew it was going to be an amazing jump."
Maddison was in good spirits despite not breaking the record during the live event.
"I would have liked to have gone further, but I am just happy to have landed safely on the other side," Maddison said. "There was a lot of pressure and to be able to live to do this again feels great. I'm at a point where I need to make changes to my bike and I'm going to have to find a gnarlier gap to jump over."
Read More »
TMQ unleashes America's original all-haiku NFL predictions. (09/7/10)
Andy Roddick loves using Twitter to get his message out. (09/5/10)
Troy Polamalu has his hair insured for $1 million. Who else needs coverage? (09/3/10)
There's nothing wrong with Manny Ramirez flying his barber to Boston. (09/3/10)
Page 2 selects the second class of the Preseason Hall of Fame. (09/2/10)
Uni Watch delivers news about new Nike college foootball gear. (09/1/10)
... WHERE WE HEARTILY SALUTE YOUR INITIATIVE FOR SCROLLING THIS FAR DOWN THE PAGE
TELL US WHAT YOU THINK