France hosts world's biggest cliff diving competition

An athlete dives from the platform on the 14th-century Saint-Nicolas Tower during the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in La Rochelle, France on May 17, 2015. (KGO-TV)

The world's biggest cliff diving competition took place in France over the weekend.

Participants in the 2015 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series jumped from a platform on the Saint Nicolas Tower in the town of La Rochelle. That's up more than 90 feet.



Athletes reach speeds of more than 53 miles per hour during those dives.

The event drew some 75,000 spectators. And by the looks of those dives, they didn't disappoint the crowd.
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