BOSTON (CBS) – The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series has landed in Boston this weekend.

The athletes live life on the edge and they love it.

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Rather than leaping from natural cliffs the athletes are diving off of a special platform affixed to the roof of The Institute of Contemporary Art.

WBZ-TV’s Paul Burton reports

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Diver Alain Kohl says it’s, “really cool to dive from such an urban place.”

The divers are judged based on take off, flight and entry. Four-time Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis will judge this weekend’s competition.

“This is 27 meters (92 feet) high, almost three times what I used to do,” says Louganis. “It’s pretty hairy.”

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These are considered some of the best cliff divers in the world. And today they were just warming up. Saturday, they take it to a whole different level.

Paul Burton