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Record set for world’s longest LED-lit slackline Walk in Qatar

14 August 2023

Globally renowned Red Bull Athlete, Jaan Roose has completed world’s longest LED-lit single-building slackline and is the first to cross the newest and most iconic architectural landmarks in Qatar.

The Estonian national and three-time Slackline World Champion defied odds by achieving the walk, titled “Sparkline” at the first attempt, walking the distance between the scimitar-shaped ‘Iconic Towers’, owned by Katara Hospitality and that are home to Raffles and Fairmont Doha in Lusail City.

Covering the 150m distance, the Sparkline Walk is not just the longest on a single building, but is Jaan’s second-highest walk till date at an elevation of more than 185m on a line of 2.5cm width.

Speaking on the new world record, Roose commented “when I first saw the Iconic Towers, I knew this was a building that I had to walk. Anything worth achieving comes with its fair share of challenges, and I am proud to complete this one. The Iconic Towers are an incredible place to be completing this feat and mark a very special visit for my first time in Qatar.”

The Raffles Doha and Fairmont Doha are two luxury hotels that face each other in beautifully imposing structures that are shaped like scimitar swords. The towers are the latest to be added to Lusail City’s landscape , expanding list of architectural marvels and creating a distinct silhouette against the backdrop of the Arabian Sea.

The Managing Director of Raffles and Fairmont Doha, Christian Hirt, expressed his excitement about the event being hosted at the Iconic Towers, saying “Raffles and Fairmont Doha have always celebrated the extraordinary, and this event embodies that spirit.”

The project serves to emphasize our commitment to showcase high-calibre talents that defy the impossible, Katara Hospitality’s leadership commented. Through this event, the aim is to showcase the extraordinary capabilities of Iconic Towers and position it as a symbol of Qatar’s excellence in hospitality and entertainment. 

The sparkline walk happened as part of an action-packed calendar of global events in Qatar, added.

With several major sporting events to be held in 2023, including Qatar MotoGP, Qatar Formula 1 Grand Prix, AFC Asian Cup, and Geneva International Motor Show, visitors can expect extraordinary sporting experiences in Qatar all year through.

Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment and everyday life on GCC countries.

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