The Link: incredible stunts

Six awe-inspiring record-breaking stunts from around the world 

Lake Ouareau Quebec, Canada

stunt sport germany mexico dubai maryland quebec frankfurt sussex

Inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru broke the record for the longest distance travelled by a hoverboard last May. His Omni hoverboard flew for 275.9 metres at a height of five metres above water in just a minute and a half.

 

Burj Khalifa Dubai, UAE

stunt sport germany mexico dubai maryland quebec frankfurt sussex

In March last year, Darshan the eagle made a record-breaking flight from the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, in a campaign to highlight the plight of endangered birds.

 

Niederrad racecourse Frankfurt, Germany

stunt sport germany mexico dubai maryland quebec frankfurt sussex

Jaguar showed off its latest sports car, the F-Pace, last September by smashing the record for the largest loop-the-loop in a car, with the F-Pace completing a 19.08-metre-high 360-degree loop.

 

Pastranaland Maryland, US

stunt sport germany mexico dubai maryland quebec frankfurt sussex

Last July, New Zealander Jed Mildon became the first person to land a quadruple back flip on a BMX, riding his bike off a 21ft box jump and completing four consecutive backflips. 

 

Goodwood House West Sussex, UK

stunt sport germany mexico dubai maryland quebec frankfurt sussex

At the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, a Nissan Juke Nismo RS set the new world record for driving on two wheels, completing the one-mile run in two minutes and 10 seconds. 

 

US Abandoned runway Roswell, New Mexico

stunt sport germany mexico dubai maryland quebec frankfurt sussex

In October 2014, Alan Eustace, a Vice-President at Google, plummeted to Earth from an altitude of 41,419 metres up in the stratosphere, breaking three world records.