8 Intense Death-Defying Stunts

4. Fred Rompelberg

Worlds Fastest Cyclist going 167 mph

Rompelberg is mainly known for his eleven world records cycling behind heavy engines, and for taking several attempts to break the Absolute World Speed Record Cycling. On 3 October 1995 he cycled behind a motor dragster on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, with a speed of 268.831 kilometers an hour (167.044 mph). He was the oldest professional cyclist in the world at the time. This is still a world record, which is also stated in the Guinness Book of Records.

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3. Alain Bombard

Sailed across the Atlantic Ocean with only his small boat

Bombard was a French biologist, physician and politician famous for sailing across the Atlantic Ocean in a small boat. Born in Paris, he theorized that a human being could very well survive the trip across the ocean without provisions and decided to test his theory himself in order to save thousands of lives of people lost at sea.

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2. Alexander Polli

Flies through the mountains in a wingsuit

Norwegian-Italian thrillseeker Alexander Polli sprang from a helicopter wearing a “wingsuit” — a specialized jumpsuit that increases the wearer’s surface area — and streaked through the narrow opening of a cave not much wider than he is tall. Polli reached a speed of 155 mph (250 km/h), according to the video he released. The aptly-named Batman Cave is located in the Roca Foradada Mountains in Montserrat, Spain.

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1. Alain Robert

Climbs the highest skyscrappers harness free like Spiderman

Robert is a French rock climber and urban climber, from Digoin, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France. Known as “the French Spider-Man”, or “the Human Spider,” Robert is famous for his free solo climbing, scaling skyscrapers using no climbing equipment except for a small bag of chalk and a pair of climbing shoes.

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