Olympic Hopeful Jumps Three 2012 MINI London Edition Models [Video]

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic
olympic hopeful jumps three 2012 mini london edition models video

England long jump champion J.J. Jegede is warming up for the 2012 Olympics in London by jumping over three new 2012 MINI London Edition cars.

To help launch the new MINI model, Jegede successfully made the world’s first attempt to clear three 2012 London Edition cars, which measure about 6 meters in length. And making the ideal backdrop for this record-breaking feat, the jump was lined up against the London Skyline and the Tower Bridge.

“I’ve always wanted to demonstrate my ability in a fun way, so I jumped at the chance to perform an Evel Knievel-style display,” said Jegede after the jump. “I spend much of my spare time working with young people to get them involved in sport too, but I certainly advise any budding athletes not to try this one at home.”

Jegede jumped a personal best this year of 8.04 meters, but he needs to make the 8.20 meter distance in order to qualify for the Olympics.

GALLERY: 2012 MINI London Edition Models

Want to watch the jump for yourself? Watch the video of Jegede in action after the jump (no pun intended).

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