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Extreme speed biking: Colombian teens’ deadly rides

Colombian teens are speeding at 100 km per hour in a souped-up version of the US’s Gravity Biking to forget their woes.

Teenagers in Colombia are whipping down steep highways on modified pushbikes, in a more extreme version of Gravity Biking, a sport invented in the United States.

Many youngsters say it helps them forget the troubles in their neighbourhoods, despite three bikers who died this year.

Al Jazeera’s Alessandro Rampietti reports from Medellin.