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Last Updated: Thursday May 01 2008 12:57 GMT

Stuntman set for record skydive

Steve Truglia in training

A soldier turned stuntman is training to break THREE daredevil records at the same time.

Steve Truglia, 45, hopes to parachute from more than 32km above the Earth later this year in America.

It will take four hours to reach that height in a hot-air balloon - and about seven minutes to jump back down!

If it works out, Steve will land himself in the records book with three new records for the highest, fastest and longest freefall jump.

Steve will have to wear a special suit to help him cope with the freezing temperatures of -100 degrees Celsius.

The current record holder is Joseph Kittinger, who successfully jumped from more than 31,089m in 1960.