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Alex Harvill: Record Breaking 426 ft Jump Attempt At Talladega Now Cancelled!

Alex Harvill’s daring 426 ft jump attempt has been cancelled due to injury!

Updated August 21, 2018

Monster Energy’s Alex Harvill was set to attempt a rather sensation feat at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama on May 7th – however, that has now been rescheduled to a later date due to a training injury.  The young rider from Ephrata, Washington, was set to challenge Robbie Maddison’s incredible record breaking of 351 ft by tackling an even greater distance. The plan was for Harvill to hit 105 miles per hour, jump, and successfully land after clearing a staggering 426 ft! However, after sustaining a nasty foot injury in preparation for the jump, the event has been cancelled.

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 Alex Harvill: Record Breaking 426 Ft Jump Cancelled!

Without the injury, and if he was successful, the attempt might have clocked Alex Harvill a second official world record, having already achieved the world’s longest “dirt to dirt distance” jump back in 2013. The dirt jump record was set at an insane 297 ft. Since we’re not going to be able to watch the anticipated biggest jump ever, let’s watch him enjoy his last record instead. Watch him in action below!

Monster Energy’s Vice President of Sports Marketing, Mitch Covington said: Alex Harvill is a tough competitor and will bounce back strong. A Guinness World Record is a huge challenge. We expect that he will be back riding soon and look forward to his next attempt at the record.”

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Armed with a previous record, and a history of death defying jumps, Alex had been incredibly positive about his upcoming record challenge: “I feel great about going to Talladega to do this jump. Talladega is the biggest and fastest, and it’s only fitting that I’m jumping the furthest at that track,” the 24 year old explained. It’s a real shame the event has been cancelled, but we’re looking forward to seeing him attempt the feat again in the near future.

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Despite suffering from a broken pelvis back in his childhood, Alex Harvill hasn’t let his old injury get in the way of his pursuit for greatness. “If you’re not ready to die, you’re not ready to live. I like to think I live my life that way,” he said. A fearsome mentality.

We haven’t been given a date for the rescheduled event but we’ll let you know as soon as we’re told. In the meantime, follow the hashtag #BiggestJumpEver for more information about the incredible event and for behind the scenes action.

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