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Dave Cornthwaite's Epic Mississippi Paddle

Posted on the 15 September 2011 by Exceedpossibility @exceedpossible
As many of you will know just days ago Dave Cornthwaite completed his source to sea journey along the Mississippi River by Stand Up Paddleboard - part of which (1,120 miles) I paddled with him. Dave became the second person to do this (within just a few weeks of each other, the first of whom did it supported by a boat!) and broke the record for the longest journey by Stand Up Paddleboard!
Dave summed the trip up well in his newsletter:
We did it! Last Friday at 17:50pm, I reached the Gulf of Mexico having paddled 2404 miles down the Mississippi River, a world record for the longest distance travelled by Stand Up Paddleboard. 1,282,133 paddlestrokes in 68 days of paddling. 2 world records. 9 Alligators & 16 snakes. 119 people joined my journey, in total gathering 5475 Blue Miles and prompting a likening of the journey to Forrest Gump!
My huge congratulations goes out to Dave, it really was an awesome expedition - one that I personally loved but I know that thousands others followed and were in awe of. Check out the highlights video below to get a little taste of what Dave was doing.

Check out www.davecornthwaite.com to see what's next!

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