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Putting skin to test

, May 24, 2014

Pavlo Klets (R), 24, and Mariya Gafitsa, 23, smile as they prepare to ride a Tyrolean traverse over the Dnipro River, Ukraine, suspended by a cable wire with metal clamps pierced directly into the skin of their backs in an attempt to set a national record for the longest distance travelled on a Tyrolean traverse with metal clamps pieced through one's back, in Kiev on May 23. The 532.6-metre-long (1747 feet) Tyrolean traverse is the longest in Ukraine and can reach a speed of up to 60 km/h, local media reported.  Reuters/Konstantin Grishin




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