Race car driver Jessi Combs has been awarded the title of the fastest land speed record by a female following her death last year.
CNN reports, Combs died in an accident while attempting to set the record at an event in the Alvord Desert in Oregon.
Guinness World Records officially counted her record-breaking attempt after she hit 841.338 kmph in a jet-powered car.
She is the first person to break the record in more than 40 years, Guinness said.
Combs partner, Terry Madden, shared his feelings about the achievement on Instagram.
"I really don’t know how I feel about this at all as no record could ever be worth her not being here, but it was a goal that she really wanted - and as hard as it is for me to even look at the car without crying. I’m so proud of her."
The final run was meant to be her last effort towards the record, Madden shared on Instagram.
Her accident happened when the wheel assembly failed and went up into the mechanical bay behind the seat, said Madden.
Motor Authority reports, Combs was known for her work on tv shows like 'MythBusters,' 'All Girls Garage,' and 'Overhaulin.'