Las Vegas on 31st December 2009
Maddison (born July 14, 1981) is an Australian
motorbike rider from the town of Kiama, New South
up in Kiama Downs he developed his passion for
riding by competing in national motocross events.
finished school at Kiama High and took up an electrician
apprenticeship, before further following his passion
December 31, 2007, (on the 40th anniversary of
Evel Knievel jumping the fountains at Caesars
Palace), Maddison broke the world motorcycle jumping
record, traveling 322 feet 7.5 inches (98.34
meters) on a motorbike. He repeated the event
immediately afterwards, successfully landing the
jump, as his fiancee Amy looked on. His second
attempt, however, did not go as far as the first
jump. Maddison was uninjured from either jump.
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breaks world motorcycle jump record - 2nd January
Maddison soars 322 feet, 7 1/2 inches at Rio All-Suite
Casino and Hotel
VEGAS - Robbie Maddison broke the world motorcycle
jumping record Monday night, soaring 322 feet,
7½ inches at the Rio All-Suite Casino and
a slight headwind, the freestyle star from Australia
made a second jump, but went only 320 feet on
just starting to realize what I did,” Maddison
said. “Conditions weren’t in my favor
with the wind.”
broke the Guinness World Records-certified mark
of 277-6 set by Trigger Gumm in 2005 in Australia,
and the non-certified mark of 310-4 set by Ryan
Capes in Kent, Wash., also in 2005.
practice Sunday night, Maddison jumped 350 feet.
It was unclear if that jump would be certified
as the record.
had terrific conditions,” Maddison said
of the practice jump.
Monday night, Maddison landed in perfect control
on both attempts, sailing over a drawn-in football
field and coming down on a large dirt landing
was asked how far he thinks he can jump.
hundred feet,” Maddison said. “I know
I’m definitely going to do it.”
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