Rider Risks Certain Death On Slackline Over 300 Feet High!

Kenny Belaey rides a slackline over a 112m drop in the French Alps at an altitude of 2700m

Belgian Red Bull athlete and nine time world trial bike champion Kenny Belaey recently grabbed a bronze medal at the UCI World Championship in Andorra, his 12th medal in 14 participations: most certainly an achievement to be proud of, but nothing close to what he pulled off in the French Alps.

After more than one year of preparation and six months of intensive training, he succeeded in La Plagne, at an altitude of 2700 meters, to ride his bike over an 18-meter long slackline from one rock to another, over a 112-meter drop – proof of being perfectly in balance, not only resulting in spectacular footage, but also making a world first: Riding a highline on a bike.

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