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Spectacular stunt: Man runs up 98-foot ship mast and jumps into the sea

Alex Thomson is an experienced sailor with an 8-tonne racing sailboat as tall as a 10-story building. He's also a bit of a madman and here's the proof—watch him running over the 98-foot-long mast of his ship and then jump into the sea.

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Here's the video recorded in Cádiz, Spain, Thomson first heeled his ship, then ran on the mast towards its end, jumping when she reached a 60-deegree inclination.

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Illustration for article titled Spectacular stunt: Man runs up 98-foot ship mast and jumps into the sea
Illustration for article titled Spectacular stunt: Man runs up 98-foot ship mast and jumps into the sea
Illustration for article titled Spectacular stunt: Man runs up 98-foot ship mast and jumps into the sea

It's not Thomson's first stunt. Back in 2012 he jumped from a 255-horsepower jet ski onto the ship's keel, always dressed in a suit by his sponsor, Hugo Boss.

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Illustration for article titled Spectacular stunt: Man runs up 98-foot ship mast and jumps into the sea

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phillibuck13
phillibuck13

They left out a good portion of the actual jump. It would have added a lot visually to include it.