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Daredevils Jump Off World's Tallest Building

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Daredevils Jump Off World's Tallest Building

3:14pm UK, Friday 08 January 2010
The jump set a new world record for the highest from a man-made structure
By Roddy Mansfield, Sky News Online Two skydivers have set a new record for one of the world’s highest Base jumps. Omar Al Hegelan and Nasser Al Neyadi leapt 2,205 feet from the top of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai before free-falling for 10 seconds then deploying their parachutes.


It was the world's highest jump from a man-made structure.

Both men are expert skydivers and obtained permission from the Dubai authorities to jump from the tower. 

Al Hegelan began Base jumping in 1997 and has made over 15,000 sky dives. He told Sky News: "It was amazing, one of the most beautiful sensations I've ever experienced. "We did it legally, we did it safely and we set a new world record.
"It took months of planning and we had to obtain permission from the UAE government, but we showed that safe, legal Base jumps are possible from the Burj Khalifa."

The Burj Khalifa cost $1.5bn (£936m) to build and is the tallest man-made structure on earth at 828m (2,717ft). The word 'Base' refers to the structures jumpers leap from: Building, Span, Antenna, Earth.

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