On 12th July 2014, after many years of trying, Tony Hughes flew 116.3m, the first man ever to achieve a flight over the jackpot line of 100m, at the Worthing International Birdman event. 
However; minutes later Ron Freeman soared to an amazing 159.4m thus denying Tony the £10,000 prize. 
Nevertheless; a remarkable achievement and great flying by both competitors.