SAN DIEGO — A California man celebrated his 102nd birthday by setting the Guinness World Record for the oldest person to ride a zip line.

The Los Angeles Times reports Glenn Quillin of Carlsbad took the ride Saturday at the La Jolla Zip Zoom park in Pauma Valley.

Quillin’s grandson, Mike Welch, says once certified by the Guinness World Records organization, Quillin will own the record held by a 90-year-old.

La Jolla Zip Zoom Manager Chad Gutierrez says he’s amazed at Quillin’s bravery. The attraction has three “extreme” zip lines, where passengers in helmets and harnesses travel at speeds up to 50 mph at distances up to 2,700 feet (823 meters) and a vertical drop of as much as 800 feet (244 meters).

Quillin marked his 100th birthday with a tandem skydive.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/

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