Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 July 2014

Pensioner lives roller coaster life

Vic Kleman rode a roller coaster 90 times in one day bringing his lifetime total to 4,000 rides

A 78-year-old man rode a roller coaster at a Pennsylvania theme park 90 times in one day - bringing his lifetime total to 4,000 rides.

Vic Kleman spent about five hours on the Jack Rabbit roller coaster at Kennywood Park in West Mifflin.

The wooden attraction is no spring chicken, either. It's celebrating its 90th anniversary - the number that prompted Kleman's marathon riding session.

The Jack Rabbit has an 85-foot (26-metre) double-dip drop. Kleman says he's been going on it since 1959 and usually rides it about 20 times a visit.

Kleman, who lives in Knoxville, Pennsylvania, is a member of the American Coaster Enthusiasts.