These are external links and will open in a new window. Serial adventurer Fedor Konyukhov is preparing for one of his greatest challenges yet, flying a hot-air balloon up to the stratosphere. The year-old Russian Orthodox priest has conquered the North and South Poles, scaled Mount Everest twice, rowed across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and sailed solo around the world four times. In the spring, Mr Konyukhov will attempt a world high-altitude record for a hot-air balloon. He will be using equipment designed and built by Bristol-based Cameron Balloons - the same company which propelled him around the world in a balloon in record time in Taking off from a site in Western Australia, Mr Konyukhov will try to reach 25km 82,ft - more than twice the height at which commercial airliners typically fly.
Jessi Combs, race car driver and 'fastest woman on four wheels,' dies at 39 - CNN
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Athletics: Brazier runs fastest ever 600m, teen Mu sets U.S. women's record
CNN Race car driver Jessi Combs, who earned the title of the "fastest woman on four wheels" after she set a record with a jet-powered car, died Tuesday while trying to beat a land speed record, officials said. I'm so so sad, Jessi Combs has been killed in a crash. She was also a colleague, and we are lesser for her absence. It's with a heavy heart that I pass along the news that Jessi Combs passed away yesterday while attempting to break a land speed record.
Kaylin Whitney , who ran the fastest-ever m and m sprints by an under woman last year, announced she turned professional and signed with Nike on her 17th birthday Monday. Whitney, a Clermont, Fla. She went on to take m bronze and m gold at the World Junior Championships at the same site — Eugene, Ore. It was reported in January that Whitney would not run high school track this spring, her junior season, and that she was focused on preparing to try to qualify for the Rio Olympics with a training group under retired Olympic and World m medalist Dennis Mitchell. In , Whitney hopes to become the youngest American to compete in Olympic track and field in 40 years.