Breaking of Flying Mile record held by Malcolm Campbell since 1927

Breaking of Flying Mile record held by Malcolm Campbell since 1927

The 88-year speed record which was named Flying Mile was broken by Idris Elba. In 1927 Sir Malcolm Campbell originally set it at Pendine Sands in south Wales, but Idris Alba…

The 88-year speed record which was named Flying Mile was broken by Idris Elba.

In 1927 Sir Malcolm Campbell originally set it at Pendine Sands in south Wales, but Idris Alba, the actor and a famous DJ, beat it during the filming of a new TV show over the weekend.5548a52262019

An average speed that Elba achieved on the attempt in his Bentley Continental GT Speed was 180.361mph, while Sir Malcolm Campbell’s in his Napier-Campbell Blue Bird was only 174.8mph.malcolm-capmbell-bluebird

Elba, who played Nelson Mandela in the 2013 movie Long Walk to Freedom, came to that feat and set a new record, which was verified by The UK Timing Association, in spite of rainy and windy weather on the beach.

Later the Idris, who had also won a Golden Globe in 2011 for his TV portrayal of DCI John Luther, added that he was absolutely elated about his fabulous breaking of almost 100-year record, a famous Flying Mile, at Pendine Sands.

It’s an honour to have taken on the challenge and to successfully follow in the footsteps of the illustrious Sir Malcolm Campbell

– said Elba.

Flying Mile was broken during the filming of a four-part series for the Discovery Channel called Idris Elba: No Limits.

The celebrity record breaker also tried to participate in drag racing, rally driving and aerobatics, what means making various maneuvers during a flight in the sky.

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