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Swiss Daredevil Slacklines for 1,210 Metres, Creates World Record

Samuel Volery, 32, achieved the feat in his very first attempt, bettering the previous record by 190 meters.

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Owner of a Swiss Slackline company now holds the record for covering the world’s longest slackline, a distance of 1,210 metres over the Levent valley in western Turkey.

Samuel Volery, 32, achieved the feat in his first attempt, bettering the previous record by 190 metres. The entire walk took him around 74 minutes, and the daredevil was listening to rock music to “not get bored”.

Volery’s ten-member team took a total of two days to suspend the lines as they had to grapple with harsh weather conditions in the Malatya region of Turkey.

He trained for 10-15 hours every week and tried to replicate the conditions on a 400-metre-long line near his home.

Video Editor: Asuhtosh Bhardwaj

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