O Livro Guinness concedeu na semana passada o título de mulher mais rápida do mundo a Jessie Combs, pilota americana morta em tentava superar o recorde de velocidade em velocidade terrestre.
Combs estava a bordo de um carro a jato e tentava superar sua melhor marca, de 641 km/h, registrada em 2013. O Guinness reconheceu que a pilota conseguiu bater o recorde atingir a velocidade de 841,338 km/h exatamente na tentativa que resultou em sua morte em 2019. Com o registro, Combs, portumamente, superou o feito de Kitty O’Neil, que marcou 825,1 km/h estabelecido em 2016.
Jessie Combs era presença comum na televisão americana. No Brasil ela era mais conhecida por ter papresentado programas como Overhaulin’ de Chip Foose e Mythbusters com Jamie Hyneman e Adam Savage.
No Instagram, seu parceiro Terry Madden falou sobre a mistura de sentimentos que viveu com o reconhecimento póstumo do feito de Combs. “Eu realmente não sei como me sentir em relação a isso, uma vez que recorde nenhum pode valer mais a pena do que te-la por aqui, mas esse era o objetivo dela e era o que ela queria, por mais difícil que seja olhar para o carro sem chorar. Eu estou orgulhose dela.”
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#rememberthetime I was woke up Monday by a reporter from the London Times telling me that @guinnessworldrecords would be releasing today that @thejessicombs had officially broke her world landspeed record. I really don’t know how I feel about this at all as no record could ever be worth her not being here, but it was a goal that she really wanted – and as hard as it is for me to even look at the car without crying. I’m so proud of her. She woke up that morning to an alarm saying “lets make history” and we had an absolutely amazing day. On the morning run she broke her previous top speeds and we went back to the trailer and had a long heart to heart – she had a few things that were bothering us safety wise and I told her I would support her no matter what she decided to do. That afternoon we booked a house in Lake Tahoe for the next night, and she decided she was going to run that one last afternoon run to back up her record and then walk away from it for good and let her back up driver go for the overall world record instead of her. That was to be the last time she ever got in that car. It has torn me apart that all I had todo is say let’s go and we would have left before that run, she asked my opinion and I told her Togo for it if it was what she wanted. That conversation has torn me apart everyday since the accident. . On her final record run- the front wheel assembly failed and as she decelerated just past the end of the run, it came apart and went up into the electronics/mechanical bay behind her seat and caused the accident. There was nothing that she could do and she did everything perfect. I don’t know that this is anyone’s business and it has been hard for me to talk about, but I have been asked about several false narratives lately that she had done something wrong and I can’t live with anyone saying that anymore. I was in the safety vehicle beside her as she was slowing down when the accident happened, I watched the accident live as well as the onboard footage that was recovered. I can 100% tell you beyond any doubt that she did everything exactly as she was supposed to. . #missyababe #myjessi #landspeed #jessicombs #worldrecord #guinness
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