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Ryan Capes airs a historic 310 ft jump at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash.


Ryan Capes shatters Trigger Gumm's motorcycle distance jumping record of 277feet, and goes for a historic 310 foot 4 inch at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash.

Monster Energy's Ryan Capes -Unleashed the Beast- and did the unfathomable this past weekend when he launched his Pro Circuit-tuned Honda CR250 through the air, over the length of an entire football field – and, basically, lived to tell about it.

It wasn't if it was when, said Capes of going 310 feet 4 inches. I just need the right place and the right time. And to everybody's surprise that all came together on Saturday.

When it's all said and done, nobody goes bigger than Capes. And, like the barrier-breaking athletes before him such as Dr. Roger Bannister, who broke the three minute mile barrier, Javier Sotomayor, who was the first to clear eight feet in the high jump and Sergey Bubka, who topped 20 feet in the pole vault, Capes now owns a magical record in the sport of motorcycle distance jumping that nobody will ever equal the first to jump 300 feet.

It hasn't really set in yet,said Capes. I mean, the way it came about was kind of unexpected. I'd have like to have done it in Los Angeles or Vegas or something, but you gotta take these things when they come. So just being the first to jump over 300 is pretty rad. I'll always have that going for me, which is nice.

Here is the link to watch his record breaking jump:

Here is an image from his 260 foot jump awhile back - HUGE!

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  October 31, 2005 4:13 PM
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