Skateboarder Clears Great Wall of China
July 10, 2005 7:05 AM Subscribe
Great Leap Forward
With the Chinese minister of extreme sports in attendance, American skateboarder Danny Way
cleared a 61-foot gap at nearly 50 mph, crossing the Great Wall of China. "I'm not a fan of heights," said Way, 31, who made five successive jumps. "The sooner I can get down from the top in one piece, the better." Daredevil sports have taken off in China, where Flying Over the Wall events
began 10 years ago, but this was the first skateboarder to make an attempt. In 2002, a Chinese bicyclist died attempting to jump the wall
when he landed outside the safety area.
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