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The Sparkline Walk world record in Qatar

Red Bull's slackline athlete Jaan Rose sets a world record in Qatar. 

Qatar hosted the Sparkline Walk, which debuted as the longest walk on a single building. The event took place as part of an action-packed calendar of global events. Slackline world-champion Jaan Roose walked the longest LED-lit single-building slackline that hung along Qatar's magnificent crescent-shaped Katara Towers in Lusail city.

The warm LED lights and their extra weight changed how the line interacted with me and my bodyweight, it’s like skateboarding on a big heavy tree-trunk rather than a light board. But we overcame the odds and completed this feat here at the Iconic Towers; it’s been very special to Qatar.

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Jaan Rose Slackline athlete
Red Bull Sparkline world record
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Behind the scenes

The challenging situation with its gusty wind conditions and the added obstacle of having to complete the challenge between night and dawn, this world record is like none other. Hold your breath and take a look at the scene behind the stunt, backdropped by Qatar's gorgeous skyscape. 

A world record set

Covering a distance of over 150 meters, the Sparkline walk was not only the longest slackline hanging between a single building but also Jaan’s second-highest walk to date at an elevation of more than 185 meters on a line just 2.5cm wide. 

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About Katara Towers - the architectural masterpiece that hosted the challenge

The crescent-shaped iconic Katara Towers in Lusail is an architectural translation of Qatar's national seal. It comprises luxury hotels Fairmont Doha and Raffles Doha.

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Raffles Doha is an ultra-luxury five-star hotel in Qatar’s iconic landmark Katara Towers. Designed by Marcel Wonders, it opened in 2022 and is located in Qatar’s first green district, only 40 minutes away from Hamad International Airport. 

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Fairmont Doha, a luxury 5-star hotel nestled in the iconic Katara Towers, Doha, overlooking the Arabian Gulf, is a destination hotel for both leisure and business travellers and is just 40 mins drive from Hamad International Airport. Located in the hypermodern Marina district of Lusail, this luxury icon is close to designer boutiques and shopping areas, Lusail stadium and cultural attractions. 

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