Inline Skater Races Down 2,800-Foot Roller Coaster in 60 Seconds

Leave it to crazy German sportsman Dirk Auer to race down a huge roller coaster at a Stuttgart theme park. 2,821 feet in just 60 seconds. Doesn't sound impressive enough? He was using inline skates, as the video shows.

Only armed with retrofitted inline skates—especially developed for the stunt—and a helmet, the 36-year-old man reached a top speed of 56mph. It took him 110 hours to prepare the whole thing, but the ride was over in one minute. And while the roller coaster was not the terrifying Alpine Coaster, this definitely looks a lot more scary.

But then, what would you expect from a guy who holds the world's inline skating speed record, being dragged by a Porsche GT2? [Daily Mail]