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We Like to Fly': Dizzying Base Jump From the World's Tallest Building Sets Record


"This is the dream."

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From here forward, base jumpers will be hard-pressed to break the latest Guinness World Record for the highest jump.

Daredevils Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen took to the tip-top of Burj Khalifa in Dubai and leapt from a dizzying 2,717 feet.

"This is the dream, you know, it's the highest building in the world," Reffet said in a video showing the record-setting jump.

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While you might think that the jump would be frightening to the French men, Fugen said "we don't like to scare ourselves."

"We like to fly, you know, we like to have fun," Fugen continued. "If you are scared, if you scare yourself, there is no fun."

Which is why the pair took extensive measures to make sure they were prepared for this feat.

According to the Arabian Gazette, the pair trained for the record-setting jump by launching themselves out of helicopters or from Lauterbeunnen Mountain in Switzerland.

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Leaving a dramatic trail of red smoke in their wake, the pair fearlessly sailed off from the building's pinnacle. Watch the footage:

The jump was sponsored by Skydive Dubai and organize by the Guinness World Record organization, according to Gulf News.

“As always, Skydive Dubai prides itself on the 100 percent safety record and the Burj Khalifa jump is no exception," Alan Gayton, Skydive Dubai's general manager, told the Arabian Gazette. “This success is due to the ‘practice make perfect’ method of training that we always follow and the 100 percent dedication of everyone working on this project."

(H/T: Gizmodo)

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