An 82-year-old man celebrated his 5,000th ride on a beloved coaster over the holiday weekend. It took more than eight hours and 95 spins.
Vic Kleman, 82, marked the milestone Sunday on the Jack Rabbit at Kennywood in the Pittsburgh suburb of West Mifflin. His number of rides honored the roller coaster's 95th birthday this season.
"I feel great!" said Kleman, a retired general manager of a wholesale grocery firm and a local actor. "I made sure to move my legs throughout the day to keep from getting stiff after sitting so long."
In 2010, Kleman also said he felt "great" after notching his 4,000th ride on the wooden coaster, which dates back to 1920 and has an 85-foot double-dip drop. He rode the coaster 90 times that day and rode it 80 times to mark his own 80th birthday.
The Associated Press (via The New York Times
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