What happened to this jump/guy?

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11/10/2017 3:54 AM

Sorry this is very very vague

I remember reading a few months ago about some guy attempting to break the long distance record I think he was going to do it at a NASCAR event or something with Monster Energy

Just wondering if anything came of it or did it not happen?

I know details are very bad but just curious

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11/10/2017 4:20 AM

He fractured his heel while practicing the jump. Guess it fizzled out after that.

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11/10/2017 5:01 AM

mjr119 wrote:

He fractured his heel while practicing the jump. Guess it fizzled out after that.

Oh yeah, thanks! Just found this

UPDATE 4-25-2017: Alex Harvill's attempt at a world record motorcycle jump before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on May 7 has been canceled.

According to Monster Energy, the 24-year-old rider sustained a foot injury this week practicing for the planned 425-foot ramp-to-ramp leap in the Talladega infield.

"Alex Harvill is a tough competitor and will bounce back strong. A Guinness World Record is a huge challenge," Monster Energy vice president of sports marketing Mitch Covington said in a release provided to USA TODAY Sports. "We expect that he will be back riding soon and look forward to his next attempt at the record."

http://www.espn.co.uk/jayski/cup/2017/story/_/id/19215079/motorcycle-jump-talladega-cancelled

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11/10/2017 5:47 AM

I had a nightmare just thinking about him practicing that jump. I can’t imagine what it would take to just launch off the end of that take off ramp.

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11/10/2017 6:31 AM

mjr119 wrote:

He fractured his heel while practicing the jump. Guess it fizzled out after that.

Pretty sure it's been pushed back to the 2018 event after his accident.

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