HReleased by BO Max. gave The fastest woman on eartha documentary covering the late racer, fabricator and TV personality Jesse Combs.
Combs died in an accident in August 2019 while attempting to break the women’s speed record of 512 mph in a jet-powered North American Eagle Streamliner. Coombs’ run was posthumously accepted by the Guinness World Records, recorded at 522.783mph.
The documentary is the culmination of a seven-year project, covering Combs’ mission with the North American Eagle Team to break as many land speed records as possible. It explores the lead-up to and events surrounding his Aylward Desert crash, even including footage of the impact of the ill-fated race.
Addressing. Autoblog, director Chris Ottwell said the full-length docu was not intended to be a comprehensive biography of Coombs. “We were planning to focus on that chapter of her life, but to understand what it means to her, you have to know a little bit about her past and where she came from. “
In addition to challenging speed records, Coombs appeared as a MythBusters Guest host, worked on Extreme 4×4and successfully participated in several off-road racing events.
Debuting last Thursday in the US on HBO Max, early reviews of The fastest woman on earth Globally positive. Unfortunately, the doco has yet to appear on Australian streaming services, but any local release will likely be through local HBO distributors Foxtel and Binge.