Gravity-Defying, Record-Setting Jumps

May 30, 2011

It's a big weekend so far for extreme sports video fans with two clips of record setting jumps drawing a lot of attention.

On Saturday, Jed Mildon, a BMX rider from New Zealand, set a made history with a triple backflip he pulled off at a Saturday event. Helmet-cam footage of the jump was the Most Viewed sports video on YouTube the following day and has now been seen over one million times:

Then on Sunday, Tanner Foust, a driver from Team Hot Wheels set the distance jump record for a 4-wheel-drive vehicle ahead of the Indianapolis 500. The jump begins with a 10-story drop: