Jesper Tjäder set his sights on breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest rail slide on skis, which was previously held by legendary freeskier Tom Wallisch. Now, after six years and 127 attempts, Tjäder has written freeskiing history by besting Wallisch’s record after completing a rail measuring 154.49 meters / 506 feet and 10.28 inches.

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“Being the official Guinness World Record holder feels pretty cool,” says Tjäder. “I have dreamt about it since I was a kid. This rail was a hard challenge, and my guess was that it would take about 525 attempts, but it went way easier than I expected.”

Earlier in May, work began in Stendalen in Åre, Sweden, to build and implement the world's longest rail. After the just over 162 metre (531 feet) long metal rail was in place, it took three days and 127 attempts until the new Guinness World Record was a fact, On May 9th at 5:23pm CEST, Tjäder jumped on the rail at a speed of about 77 kilometres per hour and landed with the leading ski on the rail eight metres in.

Congrats Jesper!

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