Sad to hear that Harlan Taney was forced to abort his attempt to break the speed record for paddling down the 277 mile
Things went wrong at mile 82 when his Epic 18X touring kayak got pinned on some rocks at Grapevile Rapids and he broke his elbow (ouch).
Harlan is ok but he had to swim another three miles before he could hike back out of the canyon.
Want to be a world record holder? Get yourself out to Denholme, Bradford in the
The £5 registration fee includes the shot at group glory, activities and boat demonstrations throughout the day and a complimentary hog roast at the end of the event.
It’s being organized by
Long distance kayaker, Andy Corra has officially been certified by Guinness as the official record holder for the longest distance in a canoe or kayak in a 24 hour period.
Back on June Andy started in Whitehorse, Yukon in Canada and paddled 434.06 km (269.71 mi) before taking a break twenty four hours later.
The former record was 261 miles.
More info: jeremyrodgers.blogspot.com