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Man, 78, rides coaster 90 times in 1 day

Aug. 16, 2010 at 3:19 PM   |   Comments

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A 78-year-old man marked the 90th anniversary of a Pennsylvania roller coaster with 90 rides in a single day -- and his 4,000th ride overall on the old coaster.

Vic Kleman, of Knoxville, Pa., said he rode the Jack Rabbit at West Mifflin's Kennywood amusement park for about 5 hours Sunday.

Kleman has ridden the Jack Rabbit 4,000 times over the years, KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh, reported.

Kleman, who took his first ride on the Jack Rabbit in 1959, said he generally rides the coaster about 20 times each time he visits the area.

"It's fun. I'm not trying to break any records or anything," Kleman said. "It's just fun."

Kennywood park officials presented Kleman with a certificate heralding his 4,000 trips on the Jack Rabbit.

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