A Denver native went 89 mph on a skateboard to break a world record


A Denver native recently set the world speed record for downhill skateboarding.

Kyle Wester, 29, flew down a mountain pass on Aug. 29 at a top speed of 89.41 mph, which the Guinness Book of World Records has verified is accurate.

The previous record was 81.17 mph, meaning Wester eclipsed that mark by almost 9 mph.

Wester said in the YouTube video that he discovered the hill by chance. He hasn’t disclosed where exactly it is, not even when the Denver Post asked, in order to keep the competition away.

“I was on a van trip,” he said in the video. “We stopped by this hill to do some runs, and I came out around 79.5 mph. And that’s what really lit the spark.”


Christian Clark

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