At long last, it’s official: Jessi Combs has been awarded the “fastest land speed record (female)” by the Guinness World Records organization — the record now stands at 522.783 miles per hour (841.338 kilometers per hour).
Combs’ posthumous achievement of a long-sought after goal is no doubt bittersweet for the family and friends who miss her most of all.
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While Combs’ death brought great sadness to both car and bike people around the world, and tributes poured in from all corners, there’s still some small satisfaction that she accomplished what she had set out to do, in the end.
Combs set this record in the Alvord Desert, Oregon, on August 27, 2019, shortly before her untimely death.