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Maddison jumps 322 feet, 7 inches for new world record

Updated: January 1, 2008, 1:57 AM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Robbie Maddison broke the world motorcycle jumping record Monday night, soaring 322 feet, 7½ inches at the Rio All-Suite Casino and Hotel.

Facing a slight headwind, the freestyle star from Australia made a second jump, but went only 320 feet on that attempt.

"I'm just starting to realize what I did," Maddison said. "Conditions weren't in my favor with the wind."

Maddison broke the Guinness World Records-certified mark of 277-6 set by ...

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