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Man vs. Isle

Get as close as you'll ever come to the world's most deadly motorcycle road race

Updated: May 5, 2011, 3:31 PM ET
By Gare Joyce | ESPN The Magazine

This story appears in the May 16, 2011, issue of ESPN The Magazine.

RAMSEY, AN OLD-FASHIONED HARBOR TOWN of 7,000 people on the northeast coast of the Isle of Man, is a quiet, slow-moving place for 50 weeks of the year. But this isn't one of those weeks. It's June 2010, and native son Conor Cummins is throttling up his Kawasaki 1,000cc, a blur at 140 mph going down May Hill, past the cheering fans he can't hear above the 140 decibels of precision-engineered whine. Cummins, ...

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