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Cyclists breaks mountain bike record

February 16, 2017

An Austrian man has broken the downhill speed record on a mountain bike.

Markus Stockl, known as ‘Mad Max’, beat his own record when he reached a whopping speed of 167kmph per hour.

Stockl put himself through eight runs without success, but the ninth proved to be the one.

In just 11 seconds he reached a record-breaking 167.6 kilometres per hour.

He set the record in the Atacama desert in Chile. To make him as safe as possible, he had a special suit, an airbag and a self-made helmet in two parts.

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