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Jeep in white water rapids first

Top snowboarder Aimee Fuller has become the first person to drive down an Olympic-standard white water rafting course.

The 24-year-old Olympian took on the daring challenge in a Jeep Renegade Trailhawk 4×4 at the the Cardiff International White Water Centre.

Aimee tackled extreme off-road conditions as she went up and down the 250-metre long course, battling a flow of water that exceeded four tonnes per second and a descent of more than 30 feet from top to bottom.

“I’d never done anything like this before so when I arrived and saw the power and heard the noise of the water I was nervous,” said 24-year-old Aimee.

“But once I had driven into the course and got through the first few rapids the car felt great, really in control, and I started to relax and enjoy it.

“It’s a pretty cool thing to say I was the first person ever to drive a car down a white water rafting course, not something you do every day.”

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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