Man rides skateboard at 80mph
A Canadian has become the fastest human in the world on a longboard when he clocked an incredible 80.74 mph on a public road.
Mischo Erban, 28, beat the previous record by more than 10mph on a downhill road called Les Eboulements in Quebec.
He chose the road, which translates as 'the landslide', after watching street lugers speed down it at breakneck speeds.
Speaking afterwards, Mr Erban said: "When I sped off I got into an aerodynamic shape and just focussed on the yellow line in the middle of the road.
"As I got faster the road started to disappear. There were a few bumps on the road but I just focussed on keeping myself tight.
"It was great fun and I got a real rush from knowing I was travelling at 80mph on a skateboard and watching the side of the road flash past me in my peripheral vision.
"I came to the hill thinking I would be scared but at the end it was just a game. I didn't really even feel challenged."
Michael Emprick, the Guinness adjudicator on hand to oversee the attempt, described it as "an amazing demonstration of what the human body is capable of with dedication and hard work.
"What I'll remember most about Mischo's attempt isn't just the incredible speed he was able to achieve, it was the sound of his skateboard wheels as it zoomed past," he added.