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Iron man-like suit inventor gets Guinness World record

The record keeper announced Tuesday's feat on Thursday afternoon as part of its annual Guinness World Records day.

A British inventor billed as a real-life version of the superhero Iron Man has hit the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine power suit at 51 kilometres per hour. Picture: Screengrab

JOHANNESBURG - A British inventor billed as a real-life version of the superhero Iron Man has hit the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine power suit at 51 kilometres per hour.

It’s a Guinness World Record.

The record keeper announced Tuesday's feat on Thursday afternoon as part of its annual Guinness World Records day.

Other marks announced include a Swedish baker's record for the world's largest vegan cake, which weighed in at more than 450 kilograms.

Guinness says more than 600,000 people are attempting to set records as part of the event.

WATCH: Daredevils fly into Guinness World Record books

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