111.8 miles in 24 hours for new world record on flatwater
111.8 miles (or 179.92 kms) in 24 hours paddled by Robert Norman, the new official world record holder on flat water. Robert realized this record on a Starboard Sprint Unlimited with a QB paddle. Congratulations to the young Floridian on breaking the world record held until now by Seychelle Hattingh since a year ago when she paddled 110 miles in 24 hours.
Robert commented after the incredible feat: “It was truly the most difficult physical and mental experience of my life, and it wouldn’t have been possible with the success of my support team (friends, family, and CGT Kayaks.) I’m glad I had the oppurtunity in my life to truly push myself to the absolute limits, and answer the call of a world record.
This record would not have been possible without the 17’6 Starboard Sprint Unlimited. The board was created for an event like this, and I knew it would be the catalyst to my success. The idea of 24 hours was planted into my head the first time I stepped on the board, I could be the best in the world with it.”
Robert now hopes to inspire others to try and break his record and get this ultra long endurance category to pick up more adepts.
If you want to start training on the same board as Robert, the Sprint 18′ Unlimited 2017 is available custom on demand only directly at Star-board-sup.com.
You can read a more complete recount by Robert Norman on TotalSUP.com