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65 women set world record for skydiving

Posted at 8:42 PM, Nov 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-29 22:43:43-05

A team of 65 women skydivers from 18 different countries set a new world record at Skydive Arizona in Eloy on Sunday.

The record was for the largest all-female formation while flying upside-down.

The previous record was set at Skydive Arizona in November 2013 when 63 women made the jump.

The team had less than 60 seconds to complete the formation while plummeting toward the ground at close to 200 miles per hour before separating and opening their parachutes.

it took the group 4 days and 16 attempts to successfully break the record. 

According to a release, "The record-setting jumpers came from across the U.S. and as far away as Australia, France and Russia. They range in age from early 20s to late 50s and have professions as varied as software developers, nurses and professional skydivers."