January 14, 2015 12:42 PM EST

It took two years of planning, but Aniol Serraolses of Spain just did what no kayaker has done before—successfully run the 115-foot tall Lillooet River Keyhole Falls in British Columbia.

The Spanish Red Bull athlete spent two months in the area training and visited the falls six times before he decided conditions were right for kayaking. And then he dropped 115-feet down rushing water and survived.

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