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Dave Cornthwaite paddles down the Mississippi.
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Dave Cornthwaite starts paddling at the Mississippi headwaters.
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Dave Cornthwaite navigates around a whirlpool on the Mississippi.
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New SUP record in the making

Posted: Sep 08, 2011 08:03 am EDT

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(By Jon Amtrup)British adventurer Dave Cornthwaite is soon to finish is monster paddle on his stand-up paddleboard (SUP). His goal of paddling the 2,400-mile journey along the Mississippi River will set a new world record. The last part of his expedition has been hampered by bad weather and massive tankers.- 50.6 miles paddled today, through a section of river so industrial it was upsetting. Ships, barges, tows and other large contraptions designed to kill me joined the wind and constant waves in making this one of the...

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