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Updated Dec 1, 2013 - 10:15 am

63 women jump for mass skydiving record in Arizona

This image provided, by Niklas Daniel, shows 63 women skydivers setting a new world record for the largest all-female formation while jumping head down Saturday Nov. 30, 2013 in Eloy, Aria. The record was certified by the Federation of Aeronautics International. A spokesman said participants over the last couple of days included nearly 40 Americans and 50 women from Australia, Russia, France, England, Canada and Mexico. They competed for slots on Saturday's record attempt. (AP Photo/Niklas Daniel)

ELOY, Ariz. -- Dozens of female skydivers gathered in Arizona on Saturday as they attempted to break the world record for an all-female mass-formation jump.

The spokeswoman for the U.S. Parachute Association, Nancy Koreen, said a total of 63 women made up the formation, all of them flying upside down with their heads down.

The previous record was a 41-woman formation.

They began preparing Thursday to break the record from Skydive Arizona in Eloy, a site about 65 miles south of Phoenix.

Koreen said participants over the last couple of days included nearly 40 Americans and 50 women from Australia, Russia, France, England, Canada and Mexico. They competed for slots on Saturday's record attempt.

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