As a world traveler, Robbie Maddison enjoys a view of the planet's iconic sights like no other human--from the seat of a motorcycle.Last year the Australian freestyle motocross star performed a back-flip over the Thames River in London using an open Tower Bridge drawbridge as a launching and landing platform.
The year before Maddison leaped upward 100 feet onto the Arc de Triumphe in front of the Paris hotel in Las Vegas. (Before that he had set a distance-jumping record of 350 feet.)
Today in Greece the Red Bull-sponsored rider cleared the 279-foot-wide Corinth Canal while soaring 300 feet above the canal's surface.
The daredevil described the challenge as something "I just could not resist," and added that the jump "involved the highest consequences I have faced so far."
Having landed safely, Maddison returns to a comparatively humdrum season of competition on the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour, which kicks off Friday night in Mexico City.
-- Pete Thomas
Photo of Robbie Maddison jump sequence at the Corinth Canal in Greece courtesy of Red Bull