Last week, Canadian Todd Reichert and his AeroVelo team succeeded in breaking the human-powered speed record, after reaching the astonishing speed of 89.59 mph (144.17 km/hr).
The new record was set at Battle Mountain in Nevada, were Reichart was given an 8 kilometer stretch before reaching the final 200 meters where his speed was officially measured and recorded.
Back on September 14, Reichart clocked a speed of 88.26mph (142.04km/h), beating his own previous record of 86.65mph (139.46km/h), which he set last year.
Three days later, Reichart succeeded in setting this latest benchmark.
To accomplish this feat, the former speedskater had to rely on cameras mounted outside of his aerodynamic, carbon fiber shelled recumbent bike, as he had no direct outside view around him.
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