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Maddison clears canal

Updated: April 9, 2010, 12:14 PM ET
Associated Press

Australian freestyle motocross star Robbie Maddison jumped the 279-foot wide Corinth Canal in Greece on Thursday, at a height of more than 300 feet above the water.

Maddison rode his Honda 500 through a turn-filled approach past a pool, across a soccer field and past a chicken coop to a speed of 78 mph on Thursday. He accelerated up a ramp and flew across the canal and landed safely on a mound set up on the other side. Maddison was 311 feet above the canal's surface at the height of his ...

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