CHENGDU, June 12 (Xinhua) -- French slackline walker Lucas Milliard set a new Guinness world record as he clocked one minute and 59 seconds to complete a 100-meter race here on Sunday.
The webbing, about 25 centimeters wide and 150 meters above the ground, was tied to two piers of Luohaigou Valley bridge. Milliard had three chances to challenge the world record, and succeeded on his second attempt.
Another French athlete tried in vain.
Milliard's feat was verified by Cheng Dong, a Guinness World Records notary, who announced that the French had set a new world record.
"It' s really exciting to make this Guinness world record in China. I hope more and more people will pay attention to slackfline," said Milliard.
Slackline walk is a balance sport which utilises nylon webbing stretched tight between two anchor points. Slacklining is distinct from tightrope walking in that the line is not held rigidly taut but hung slack.