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The 2009 World Human Powered Speed Challenge is the 9th consecutive year of this prestigious event. This competition pits man, technology, and sheer determination against the seemingly insurmountable forces of air resistance and friction to determine the absolute boundaries of man powered speed over a 200-meter distance. The use of high-level aerodynamics and maximum athletic power results in shockingly fast speeds. 

The road surface on which this race is run will be resurfaced in 2009 by the Nevada Department of Transportation, offering racers the smoothest and safest racing surface to date.

In September of 2009 racers will gather on SR305 outside of Battle Mountain, Nevada to race on one of the straightest, flattest, and smoothest surfaces in the world. The 4,619ft (1,408m) altitude road allows riders an acceleration zone of over 4 miles, enabling them  to reach their maximum velocity.

The WHPSC is not only an opportunity to set an IHPVA sanctioned world record for speed, it also represents the World's Fastest Human propelled by their own power

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