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LaVallee, Hospitalized, Wants Another Chance to Break Snowmobiling Record Hot

LaVallee Wants to try AgainLaVallee was injured before the Red Bull New Year, No Limits challengeProfessional Snowmobiler, Levi LaVallee, is still in the beginning stages of recovery after suffering injuries while practicing for ESPN’s televised New Year’s Eve stunt show. Lavallee announced he is willing to try again once he has fully recovered.

ESPN’s “Red Bull: New Year. No Limits” was projected to air LaValle attempting to break the world record for the distance jump, a record that was exceeded while practicing. He jumped 361 feet, surpassing the previous 301.5-foot record set by Paul Thacker in 2009. LaVallee’s jump will be submitted for world record certification.

“I’d like to give it another go,” LaVallee said. “I feel good about breaking the record, but it wasn’t the way that I wanted to get to do it, I wanted to go all the way through.”

The 28-year old, seven-time medalist for the Winter X Games is expected to recover in 3 to 6 months, according to his doctors. “They want to make sure my pelvis gets back to 100% before I start jumping around and doing crazy stuff again,” LaVallee said.

In addition to attempting the jump again, LaVallee is eager to participate in other competitions. “I’ll be out of X Games for sure,” he admits. “But if all goes well, maybe I can get stuff in at the end of the season, but it all depends on how things are going.”

LaVallee currently remains hospitalized in the Los Angeles-area hospital.

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