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New world record? Russian explorer rows through half of southern Pacific in 100 days

New world record? Russian explorer rows through half of southern Pacific in 100 days

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Russian traveller Fedor Konyukhov, who is rowing through the stormy waters of the southern Pacific, managed to cross half of the ocean in just 100 days. The famous Russian survivalist and explorer started his round-the-world voyage aboard a solo rowboat on December 6 in Dunedin, New Zealand. Despite sailing through especially turbulent waters in strong winds known as the Roaring Forties, Konyukhov is advancing at an unprecedented rate. “It is a landmark achievement by all standards,” the traveler’s son and chief of the expedition headquarters, Oscar Konyukhov, told RIA Novosti. “No one has ever spent 100 days in a rowboat in [the] roaring forties,” he said. Konyukhov is currently heading to South America and intends to pass through the Drake Passage. In a recent Instagram post, the explorer wrote that he is almost 1,800 nautical miles away from Cape Horn, the southernmost point of the continent. With wind, rain, snow, and hail already accompanying the journey, Konyukhov expects the…
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