101-Year-Old Breaks World Record to Become Oldest Skydiver

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A 101-year-old man just became the oldest tandem skydiver in the world, Inside Edition reports.

Verdun Hayes' made the 10,000-foot jump on Sunday, his second tandem skydive. The elderly man said it was "wonderful."

"I felt like I was floating," Hayes said. "I would do it again tomorrow."

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He completed his first jump last year, but his doctor had him leap from 10,000 feet instead of the normal 15,000 feet.

He broke the previous Guinness World Record for the oldest tandem parachute jump this time, which was set by a Canadian man who was 101 years and three days old. Hayes is 101 years and 38 days old.

The skydiver said he plans to keep jumping in the years to come. These are some serious #goals.

[H/T Facebook / SkydiveBuzz - Dunkeswell]


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