Courtesy of Red BUll
On March 28, 2018, Kjeld Nuis wrote history to become the fastest speed skater ever. Kjeld had just won two Olympic medals and now he wanted to become the fastest speed skater ever. Together with Erben Wennemars, Red Bull studied the ideal conditions to reach the top speed. Part of these studies was a test in a wind tunnel to calculate in detail how the aeroshield should be designed. Wennemars also studied the speed that could be reached behind the aeroshield on normal skates at a deserted Twente airport.