British skier breaks world speed record…and it’s not on snow
Published: 10th November 2016
Don’t even think about trying this at home. Strike that – don’t even think about attempting it at all!
For a man who finished sixth in last season’s World Cup Speed Skiing 1 Category, swapping 505 gradients for being towed down a stretch of Spain’s Motoland Aragón circuit by a Ferrari 458 could seem equally as nutty. That’s exactly what British skier Jan Farrell achieved breaking the asphalt ski world record with 63.78kph.
Sparks flew as Jan Farrell made his way down the demarcated stretch of the championship track. It seems it was equally as hot under the MotoGP-style leathers and helmet worn by the British skier. Reports state that after around 50kph, Jan conceded he was no longer in control of his fate as the skis took on a mind of their own.
A new record achieved, but here in the office we will be pretty happy to let Jan hold onto his record for a while!