Daredevil slackline athlete Andy Lewis, right, lets out a scream after finishing his urban highline walk outside the 63rd floor of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Oct. 16 , 2013. Lewis' record walk was 480 feet high and 360 feet long.(AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean)
Utah man sets slackline record, 480 feet above Vegas Strip
The Associated Press
First Published Oct 17 2013 09:42 am • Last Updated Oct 17 2013 01:40 pm
Las Vegas • A Utah athlete has set a new world record for slacklining after walking on a one-inch wide line suspended 63 stories high between two Las Vegas Strip casino towers.
Andy Lewis walked 360 feet across a line suspended 480 feet in the air on Wednesday, breaking the record for longest distance walked on a slackline in an urban environment.
The stunt kicks off the 2013 World Slackline Federation Slackline World Cup Finals set for Thursday inside the Mandalay Bay.
Slacklining is an emerging sport akin to tightrope walking that involves balancing on a thin, flexible strip of webbing.
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