Rollerblader Leaps From Eiffel Tower, Sets Record

By Kim Hartman,  Newser User
Posted May 31, 2010 12:56 AM CDT Posted May 31, 2010 12:56 AM CDT
Promoted on Newser May 31, 2010 9:54 AM CDT

A Rollerblader broke a world record on Saturday, jumping from the French landmark onto a huge ramp while thousands of spectators below cheered him on—and into the ranks of the Guinness Book of World Records. It took world champion skater Taig Khris two attempts to complete the feat; he lost his footing on the first. The Tower stands 1,063 feet tall, about the same height as an 81-story building. Read the full article. (More Taig Khris stories.)

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