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Extreme sports star jumps off Mouth Everest and sets world record

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Valery Rozov set the record for the highest base jump ever Tuesday. Valery Rozov set the record for the highest base jump ever Tuesday.

A Russian extreme sports star set a new world record by throwing himself off Mount Everest. 

Valery Rozov set the record for the highest base jump ever Tuesday.  Rozov climbed Mount Everest, reaching an altitude of more than 23,000 feet above sea level, before taking the record-setting plunge.  Rozov spent more than two years getting ready for the jump and developed a new wingsuit. 

After 'flying' for almost a minute at speeds estimated to be more than 120-miles an hour, Rozov landed safely on a glacier beneath.  The thrill-seeker has leapt from high altitudes before, but he said none were quite like this.

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