Japan's Ryoyu Kobayashi flew 291 meters in Iceland on Wednesday for an unofficial world record touted by organizer Red Bull as "the longest ski jump in history."

The 2022 Beijing Olympics individual normal hill gold medalist took off on a special hill set up on a slope in Akureyri and landed successfully.

Japan's Ryoyu Kobayashi celebrates landing an unofficial ski jumping distance world record of 291 meters in Akureyri, Iceland. (Photo courtesy of Mihai Stetcu/Red Bull Content Pool)(Kyodo)

"I've always wanted to fly further than anyone ever has. I've been hoping to keep pushing the boundary of ski jumping," said Kobayashi, who had set out with a goal of 300 meters. "It's a dream come true."

The International Ski and Snowboard Federation acknowledged the jump on its website while stressing it was not performed under official conditions necessary to be recognized as a world record.

Stefan Kraft of Austria holds the official ski jumping distance world record of 253.5 meters marked at Vikersund, Norway, in 2017.

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