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'Real-life Iron Man' breaks a Guinness World Record in a jet engine power suit



Iron Man just broke a world record!

Wait...no, it's just some guy in a jet engine powered suit.

British inventor, Richard Browning, set a world record for the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine power suit on Nov. 9, 2017.

The record keeper announced Tuesday's feat on Thursday as part of its annual Guinness World Records day.

"It was all about taking on a challenge that was thought to be fairly impossible," Browning told British broadcaster Sky News on Thursday.

Browning broke the record by flying the suit at a speed of 32.02 miles per hour around a lake in southern England.

"After only not much more than a year it's turned into a really serious aeronautical innovation business and it's been just huge fun," Browning said.

He is the founder of technology firm Gravity Industries which aims to power human propulsion flight.

Browning said that the suit technology can be used for reaching hard to reach places during search and rescues, but while it has it's practical uses it can still be fun.

"I'm not here to suggest that everybody is going to be taking the kids to school in something like this. I describe it as a bit like a high end jet ski. You know the practical use, a bit like a jet ski, is fairly limited but it's a huge amount of fun."

Browning's record was verified by Guinness World Record adjudicator Pravin Patel, who measured the speed over a distance of 328 feet.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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