Watch These Bikers Attempt World Record Rides at the Medellín Downhill Challenge

US extreme mountain bike athlete Ray Syron takes part in the Downhill Challenge Medellin 2018 in the Comuna 13 neighbouhood in Medellin, Colombia, on December 2, 2018. - The competition in Medellin set a new Guinness World Record for the longest track of Downhill Urbano. (Photo by Camilo GIL / AFP) (Photo credit should read CAMILO GIL/AFP/Getty Images)
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The 2018 edition of the Downhill Challenge Medellín race might be a record-setting one. After putting together a 2,274-meter course through the streets of the city, riders in the race attempted to set a Guinness World Record for the longest urban downhill bike course, according to The Guardian.

Pro riders from around the world took part in the race, which was won by Chile’s Pedro Ferreira, followed by bikers Adrien Loron of France, and Bernard Kerr of Great Britain. American rider Nicholi Rogatkin, who won the gold at Red Bull Joyride, also took part in the race and posted videos of his wild ride down the potential record-setting course, along with English rider Patrick Robinson.

 

 

The Medellín race cut through residential neighborhoods and city streets, using staircases, wood boards, escalators, sidewalks, and some pretty gnarly dirt jumps to fill out the course.

Mexican extreme mountain bike athlete Nicolas Cantu makes a jump during the Downhill Challenge Medellin 2018 in the Comuna 13 neighbouhood in Medellin, Colombia, on December 2, 2018. - The competition in Medellin set a new Guinness World Record for the longest track of Downhill Urbano. (Photo by Camilo GIL / AFP) (Photo credit should read CAMILO GIL/AFP/Getty Images)
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Here’s a look at some of the riders taking on the course:

 

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Longest urban downhill race in the world!! What an unreal course!! @Gopro course preview with my dude @sampilgrim 👊🏼

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Race run highlights ☠️ Over 4 minutes of racing cut down to 1 min🤘🏼📽 #GoProHero7 #comuna13

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