Daredevils jump from world's tallest building


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Two daredevils have broken the record for the world’s highest BASE jump, by leaping off the world’s tallest building.

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Seasoned BASE jumpers Omar Al Hegelan and Nasser Al Neyadi reached speeds of 220km/h as they plunged 672m in 90 seconds from Dubai’s newly opened Burj Khalifa tower, gulfnews.com reported.

Al Niyadi, who has completed 2700 jumps and holds a world record for the first ever Mt. Everest sky dive, described the feat as "the best experience ever".

"When we were at the top of the building I was thinking 'this is crazy'. I was a little nervous but I wanted to jump from the highest tower in the world to record an achievement for my family and for my country," he told gulfnews.com.

BASE jumping is a highly dangerous sport involving jumping from a fixed surface and free falling before deploying a parachute.

The Burj Khalifa is 828m tall and cost $1.5 billion to build, it was opened on January 5 with an elaborate fireworks display.

In pictures: The world's tallest building
http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/newshome/6657301/daredevils-jump-from-worlds-tallest-building/
 

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