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Jessi Combs Named Fastest Woman On Earth
June 25, 2020
The professional racer and TV personality, who was killed last year while attempting to break the women’s land speed record, officially reached 522.783 mph before the crash in Oregon’s Alvord Desert on August 27.
Jessi Combs Named Fastest Woman On Earth

Professional racer and TV personality Jessi Combs, who was killed last year while attempting to break the women’s land speed record, has been posthumously named the fastest woman on earth by Guinness World Records.

The "fastest land-speed record (female)" mark has now officially been set at 522.8 mph.

Combs’ new record was established during her fatal attempt in Oregon’s Alvord Desert on August 27, 2019. During that run, the Guinness Book of World Records certified that Combs reached 522.783 mph before the crash. Combs’ accident was attributed to a front wheel failure after it struck an unidentified object on the course while traveling upwards of 550 mph.

The previous land-speed record was 512.710 mph, set by Kitty O'Neil in a three-wheeled, jet-powered car. Combs’ four-wheeled North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger had already made her the fastest woman on four wheels, achieving 398 mph in 2013.