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REPORT: South African man sets speed record for blind - in 200 mph SL Black Series!

by Frank Filipponio (RSS feed) on Oct 9th, 2009 at 8:57AM

Looks like Luc Costermans (a.k.a. the Blind Belgian) is no longer the world's fastest sight-challenged driver. The latest person to snatch the world land speed record for the blind is South Africa's Hein Wagner. Wagner, who has been blind since birth, pushed a borrowed Mercedes-Benz SL65 Black Series to 322.5 km/h, just a tick over 200 mph. That puts him in the Guinness Book of World Records, ahead of Costermans, and it's not the first record for Wagner, though. This is the same man who became the first South African to set a world land speed record, sighted or not, back in 2005 when he... Read More

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