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Here's just how far Olympic ski jumpers go when they launch into the air

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Ski jumpers compete in one of the wildest sports in the Winter Olympics.
When ski jumpers launch into the air, they sometimes travel over 360 feet, or the length of about nine school buses or 3.5 blue whales.
We compared their jumps to other large objects to give a sense of just how far they go.
Ski jumping is one of the most spectacular sports of the Winter Olympics .
Athletes fly down a hill at about 60 miles per hour, then launch into the air, traveling over 300 feet while about 10-15 feet off the ground. See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: Why...
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