At 253.5m (831.7 ft), the World Record for Longest Ski Jump is Completely Bonkers
On March 18th, 2017 Austrian world champion ski jumper, Stefan Kraft, soared into the record books during the 29th FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Vikersund, Norway.
The then 23-year-old, landed an incredible 253.5 metres (831 ft 8.31 in) jump – the Longest competitive ski jump (male) on record.
Amazingly, Kraft beat the previous record of 252 metres, which was set by Norway’s Robert Johansson mere hours earlier in the same competition! The record still stands to this day.