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LaVallee hopes to extend snowmobile-jump record
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LONGVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A central Minnesota man is hoping to extend his world record for longest snowmobile jump, by jumping more than the length of a football field.


Levi LaVallee of Longville set the current record last year with a jump of 361 feet. But he crashed on a subsequent jump, fracturing ribs, vertebrae and his pelvis.

That hasn't dissuaded him from wanting to try again. The 29-year-old will attempt another jump Saturday in San Diego. He'll be jumping side-by-side with Robbie Maddison, an Australian who'll be trying to break the world record for longest motorcycle jump at 391 feet.

LaVallee's mother tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press ( ) she's "totally nervous." She says she's always a little bit uncomfortable when her son is falling out of the sky.


Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press,

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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