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dirk auer recently established a new world record when he raced down a 860-meter wood roller coaster at the trips drill theme park, stuttgart in under a minute. he achieved an average speed of 90 kilometers per hour on his custom-built skates.

dirk auer skates down 860m roller coaster image © barcroft media

the 36-year-old german darevdevil admitted he’d placed his life at risk by performing the stunt ‘this was a very dangerous stunt because there were so many factors to consider – if the skates were to catch a stray nail then I could have fallen and I would almost certainly have died.’

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