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Utah man sets slackline record, 480 feet above Vegas Strip

Published October 17, 2013 12:30 pm

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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.