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Stunning shots and footage from the world record base jump from Burj Khalifa

French base jumpers holding hands during incredible world record jump
French base jumpers holding hands during incredible world record jump

These stunning shots show the moment two daredevils set a new world record for a base jump.

Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet jumped from the 2,700-foot (830 metre) skyscraper after training for a year in mountains in Switzerland.

Although a base jump had already been completed from Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, a special platform added an extra 500 feet to ensure the world record would be achieved. 

“This was the jump of a lifetime and an achievement of three years of hard training,” said Fugen after landing safety.

“I am glad we landed successfully, accomplishing a lifelong dream.”

The platform at the top took a team an extra three days to erect and measures just one metre across and three in length.

Its construction was increasingly treacherous due to the city's changing weather but engineers successfully managed to safely erect it. 

The French duo broke the Guinness World Record for the highest Base jump, which was previously held by two base jumpers who jumped from the same skyscraper in 2010. 

Watch the slightly terrifying footage (courtesy of Skydive Dubai) of the jump.