PHOTOS: 164 skydivers smash world record in Illinois

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Friday, July 31, 2015
kydivers watch a video of their skydive shortly after attempting to make a world record jump at Skydive Chicago, Friday, July 31, 2015, in Ottawa, Ill.
Members of an international team of skydivers exit jump planes flying head-down on their way to building their world record skydiving formation.
In this photo provided by Jason Peters, members of an international team of skydivers join hands flying head-down to build their world record skydiving formation.
A skydiver is seen after exiting a plane during a world record jump at Skydive Chicago. It took the international team 13 attempts to beat the 2012 mark set by 138 skydivers
Skydivers walk off the landing zone after attempting to make a world record jump at Skydive Chicago, Friday, July 31, 2015, in Ottawa, Ill.
kydivers watch a video of their skydive shortly after attempting to make a world record jump at Skydive Chicago, Friday, July 31, 2015, in Ottawa, Ill.
AP Photo/Christian K. Lee

Traveling at speeds of up to 240 mph, 164 skydivers flying head-down built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation Friday over central Illinois, smashing the previous record.