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WIPEOUT ENDS BREEDLOVE'S BID TO RECLAIM RECORD

Hoping to reclaim the land speed record, Craig Breedlove narrowly averted disaster when his jet-powered car tipped on its side and careened across the desert at nearly 600 mph.

Breedlove was shaken but uninjured after his car, "Spirit of America," went out of control and came to rest about two miles off the race track in the Black Rock Desert.

Breedlove, 59, was the world's fastest man five times between 1963 and 1965. Thirteen years ago, Richard Noble of Britain set the mark with a run of 633.468 mph, also in the Black Rock Desert.

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