A FAMOUS TRAVELLER FROM ZAPORIZHZHIA REGION SET HIS NEXT WORLD RECORD

10/06/2014

A famous traveller Fedor Konyukhov from Zaporizhzhia region has set a world record having crossed the Pacific Ocean and having arrived to Australia on rowing boat.

The traveller was off from Concon port, Chile, on December 22, 2013 and finished in Mooloolaba, Australia, on May 31, 2014. He made more than 17 000 km on his rowing boat Turgoyak.

According to Ocean Rowers Association the previous record on the Pacific Ocean crossing on rowing boat was equal to 273 days. Fedor Konyukhov's record is 159 days 14 hours and 45 minutes.

Now he plans to have a round-the-world-trip on air-balloon without landing. Mr.Konyukhov plans to fly from West to East along the 40 degrees of latitude starting and finishing in Australia.

Fedor Konyukhov, 63, is the first person who managed to reach all five Poles: North Pole (three times), South Pole, Pole of Relative Irascibility in the Arctic Ocean, Everest (Pole of Altitude) and Cape Horn (Pole of Yachtsmen). He has already crossed two oceans on a rowing boat. His first expedition was conducted at 15 y.o., while his crossing the Sea of Azov on a rowing boat.


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