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Indonesian Woman Breaks Speed Climbing World Record

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. So what can you do in less than seven seconds?

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UNIDENTIFIED COMMENTATOR: She's going absolutely full tilt. She's breaking the world record. Aries Susanti Rahayu is the first woman...

GREENE: I know what you were thinking - climb a 15-meter wall, right? Twenty-four-year-old Indonesian athlete Aries Susanti Rahayu, aka Spiderwoman, broke the women's speed climbing world record. The Guardian reports this is like running a race while doing pull-ups. Oh, she also did it with an injured hand. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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