The fastest woman on Earth died setting her record

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 19:11 in Mathematics & Economics

A year after her crash in the Oregon desert, Guinness awarded Jessi Combs the fastest land-speed record. (Jessi Combs/)This story originally featured on Motorcycle Cruiser.Jessi Combs got it done. Nearly a year after her land-speed record attempt in the Oregon desert, Guinness World Records has awarded the racer, fabricator, and motorcyclist the designation of Fastest Woman on Earth. Combs died last year during the record attempt in an accident in southeast Oregon’s Alvord Desert. She was 39. Her run broke a record that stood for more than 40 years.A prolific builder and an accomplished racer, Combs was also an avid motorcyclist. Here’s her BMW R nineT “Real Deal” build at the Handbuilt Show in 2017. (Julia LaPalme/)Officially, the record set is for “fastest land-speed record (female),” which was a recorded 522.783 mph (841.338 km/h) as certified by Guinness. That was during the top-speed runs that tragically took Combs’ life in...

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