Austria's Stefan Kraft in the air before setting a new world record, during the Men's Team HS225 in Vikersund, Saturday, March 18, 2017. (Terje Bendiksby, NTB scanpix via AP)
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Stefan Kraft set a ski jump world record during a World Cup competition in Norway on Saturday.

Kraft jumped 253.5 meters while representing Austria in the first round of the team competition. That beat a mark of 252 meters set by Norwegian Robert Johansson earlier in the event.

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Before Saturday, the record was 251.5, set by Anders Fannemel of Norway in 2015.

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