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Sebastian: We wobbled into the tent, made some food, and agreed it was time to check our distance. Image over Contact5 (click to enlarge)
Image by Sebastian Copeland courtesy Sebastian Copeland, SOURCE
Sebastian Copeland and Eric McNair did 595 km in 24 hours in 2010. That's 100 km in 4 hours.
Image by Sebastian Copeland courtesy Sebastian Copeland, SOURCE

Greenland ski wrap-up: New kite world record

Posted: Jun 18, 2010 12:23 am EDT

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Canadian Eric McNair-Landry (25) and American/French Sebastian Copeland (46) made good use of favorable winds and kite skied 595km in 24 hours, which gives them the new kite distance world record.In 2008, Norwegian Ronny Finsaas reported kiting a distance of 502,73 km between two camps in less than 24 hours on Antarctica. Last year in May two other Norwegians, Hugo Rolf Hansen and Bjørn Einar Bjartnes, kited 505.90 km between camps on Greenland. Only at age 25 Eric is a veteran kite skier. He grew up kite-skiing with his mom and...

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