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Old 9th April 2010, 12:52 AM
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Press Release / Pics of Maddo's Corinth Jump

NEWS 08.04.2010 | CORINTH (Greece)

Australian stunt Motocrosser Robbie Maddison not only jumped over the 85-metre wide Corinth Cannal at height of nearly 100 metres in Greece on Thursday, but he also had a bigger hurdle to overcome: fear.
Motocross Freestyle, with breathtaking tricks such as flips performed at heights of up to three storeys high, is one the world’s most dangerous sports. Robbie Maddison is one of the world’s best in FMX.

But that is not enough for the 28-year-old Australian. Maddison is always looking for even greater thrills and has completed a number of spectacular jumps that would have made pioneering stuntman Evel Knievel proud. In 2007 and 2008 Maddison set three world records for distance all the way to 107 metres (350 feet). In 2009 he celebrated New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas by jumping up 30 metres onto the Arc de Triomph in front of Paris Las Vegas and then descended off the monument to ground level. Last year pictures of him jumping the Tower Bridge over the Thames River with a backflip while the drawbridge was open went around the world.

Many Motocrossers have wanted to jump across the Corinth Cannal, which built in 1893. But the Australian was the first to succeed. He speed his Honda 500 (2 Stroke) up through a turn-filled approach past a pool, across a soccer pitch and past a chicken coop to a speed of 125 km/h. On Thursday morning (around 8am Local Time) he accelerated up a ramp over the cannal some 80 metres below and landed safely on a mound set up on the other side of the cannal. At his apogee Maddison was 95 metres above the cannal’s surface.

Maddison said getting the approach right despite the constantly changing surfaces – from grass to concrete to wood to asphalt again and then carpet – was difficult enough but there was greater hurdle to the jump: “Overcoming fear, that’s always the hardest part,“ Maddison said.

“Maddo“ will travel straight from Greece to Mexico City for the season opener of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour. Maddison was second overall last year and aims to win the title this year.

*Extra n added to Cannal to stop the swear filter...

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he is such a crazy f*ck. thats unreal
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Far Out those Pics are RIDICULOUS!

He is way too crazy haha.

Cheers for Posting them up Insane!

He hasnt made the switch back to Honda has he?
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Who ever wrote that its a Honda 500 2 stroke needs to check some info on bikes haha, Yamaha 250 2-stroke. im sure he wouldn't have yamaha on his riding gear if he is riding a honda
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Who ever wrote that its a Honda 500 2 stroke needs to check some info on bikes haha, Yamaha 250 2-stroke. im sure he wouldn't have yamaha on his riding gear if he is riding a honda
u need to have another look at the bike mate. it is a honda. and the reason he is ridding a honda is because yamaha's dont make a 2 stroke 500. hence why there is no honda logo on the bike.
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yeew maddo! Pics look unreal. mans got balls haha.

Cheers Adam for sharing
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absolutely awesome! well done maddo!
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Wow, what a crazy jump, i wounder whats next.
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Yeah Maddo, another insane gap in the bag
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