Swiss acrobat tops wheel of death record

Nock has attained global fame as a high-wire artist with multiple Guinness World Records. © KEYSTONE / URS FLUEELER

Swiss acrobat Freddy Nock has topped his own record spinning in a death wheel, news agency Keystone-SDA reported Sunday.

This content was published on September 2, 2018 - 14:57

The stuntsman concluded 25 hours and jumped off the so-called wheel of death visibly exhausted. 

“That was the latest spinning record,” the daredevil said at a Powerman sports event in the northern town of Zofingen. 

The event organiser posted an interview with the acrobat, who nearly called it quits three times, on a Facebook page. 

A death wheel consists of two large metal wheels with a diameter of more than two metres. They are mounted on a frame and rotate permanently around its axis due to the weight of the acrobat.

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