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Watch: Snowmobile daredevil breaks record with 412-foot jump

If you've ever wondered what it might be like to take a record-breaking jump off a ramp on a snowmobile, check out this video.
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The Pioneer Press reports Levi LaVallee of Longview, Minn. holds a new world record after becoming the first person to ever jump more than 400 feet on a snowmobile or dirt bike.

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