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    April 25, 2015: Collin Burns, wearing a purple shirt, breaks the Rubik's Cube 3X3X3 single solve world record at Central Bucks West High School.

    A teen from Montgomery County has been crowned the king of speed when it comes to solving a Rubik’s Cube.

    Collin Burns set a world record at a World Cube Association competition held Saturday at a Bucks County high school.

    Burns solved the challenging 3X3X3 puzzle in just 5.253 seconds at Central Bucks West High School in Doylestown. He beat the former world record of 5.55 seconds set by 18-year-old Mats Valk from Netherlands in 2013.

    In a video posted on Burn's YouTube account, spectators surround the teen and burst into applause as he speedily solves the puzzle. (Watch the full video below.)

    The competition, which helped raise awareness for the organization A Woman’s Place, drew a crowd of approximately 120 local students from the northeast, according to CB West teacher and event organizer Leanne Schrier. 

    In addition to participating in the event, Burns helped organize the competition and fundraiser, Schrier said. 

    The home-schooled teen, who broke the world record by 0.30 seconds, was named U.S. national champion last summer.

    Burns is the first American to hold the world record since 2006, according to the WCA.