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Hunt chasing world cliff diving crown
6:40am Saturday 24th August 2013 in Sport
The 29-year-old, pictured, is chasing a fourth successive title, having claimed the championship three years running, and is well on course to do it.
Hunt’s 650 points put him 110 ahead of his nearest challenger, Russia’s Artem Silchenko, after the first four stops of the year.
After Boston, there will be just three events left in the calendar, beginning with the trip for the Welsh stop next month.
The series this weekend is making its first hop across the Atlantic for what promises to be another spectacular day of diving.
More than 40,000 people turned out to watch last year’s round, and a similar crowd is hoped for again this time.
The divers will climb to the top of the 90-foot-high Institute of Contemporary Art building on Fan Pier, Boston Harbour, before plummeting into the seawater below.
Building the take-off board involves one of the most complex construction processes of the entire series.
As one of only three urban venues on the calendar, it takes two trucks and an 85-metre crane, as well as two huge struts and many tonnes of steel, to take most of the platform’s weight off the building and stabilise the whole construction.
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