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Fastest land speed record (female)

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  • Who: Kitty Hambleton (née O'Neil)

  • What: Fastest land speed record (female)

  • Where: United States

The highest land speed recorded by a woman is 825.126 km/h (512.710 mi/h), by Kitty Hambleton (USA) in the rocket-powered SM1 Motivator in the Alvord Desert, Oregon, USA, on 6 December 1976. The highest speed measured during the runs was 843.323 km/h (524.016 mi/h), although she probably touched 965 km/h (600 mi/h) momentarily.


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