Meet the World RECORD Holder ‘Mississippi Mermaid’

Meet the World RECORD Holder ‘Mississippi Mermaid’

Meet the World RECORD Holder 'Mississippi Mermaid'
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A woman from Missouri, United States broke a Guinness World Record after kayaking for 45 days.

According to news agency United Press International, her journey lasted exactly 45 days, 8 hours and 17 minutes.

Traci Lynn Martin, now dubbed the “Mississippi Mermaid,” started her trip lat May 17 at Lake Itasca in Minnesota.

Martin then paddled down the Mississippi River until she arrived at the Head of Passes in Louisiana.

She shared some of the obstacles she faced during the trip, such as beaver dams, ships on the river and numerous bug bites.

Martin, who has autoimmune diseases, said she wanted to inspire others with her kayaking journey.

Meanwhile, a four-man rowing team broke a Guinness world record for rowing from San Francisco to Hawaii in 30 days.

According to news agency United Press International, they finished it in exactly 30 days, 7 hours and 30 minutes.

Members of the Latitude 35 racing team include Jason Caldwell, Duncan Roy, Angus Collings and Jordan Shuttleworth.

They arrived in Hawaii on Wednesday after crossing the 2,400 mile distance from San Francisco.

The men shared that they rowed in two-man shifts to make sure are in motion for 24 hours a day.

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