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New world record!

No person in history has traveled further on flat water under his own power in one day than Greg.

On September 9th, 2008 Greg Kolodziejzyk set an unofficial (pending IHPVA and Guinness ratification) world record by pedaling his human powered boat 245.16 km (151.3 miles) in 24 hours on Whitefish Lake, Montana.

Here is a slide show featuring some great photos. A complete race day report is forthcoming! Enjoy!

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17 Responses to “New world record!”

  1. # Blogger Giles

    Hey! Looks like I can be the first on this forum to congratulate you. Well done Greg. Next stop will be over this side of the Atlantic I guess.

    Giles  

  2. # Blogger Scott Ennis

    AWESOME! You are the man!  

  3. # Blogger Chris Martin

    Bloody brilliant Greg! Well done! Wow at that rate you'd finish the Atlantic in 20 days or so. Rude!  

  4. # Anonymous Jason

    Superb effort. Congratulations!  

  5. # Anonymous Anonymous

    You provide inspiration to all human power enthusiasts.
    Don G.  

  6. # Anonymous Shane

    Way to go Greg! Congatulations to you and your team!

    Shane  

  7. # Blogger Barefoot Ted

    Howdy Greg

    Congratulations!!

    Moving over water is not what it is made out to be. People have run further in 24 hours, and hell, my world record 242 miles in 24 hours on a skateboard makes all that engineering and training you did seem downright mind boggling.

    However, all that said, it is an amazing achievement and not one that any other will soon repeat...I just don't see anyone with the same drive and focus as you.

    I know you plan on the Atlantic next and Greenland after that, but I wonder if you have got your mind starting to expand to a human powered flight record...it almost seems inevitable.

    All the best, Barefoot Ted  

  8. # Blogger Pablo

    Congratulations Greg!

    Your efforts and accomplishments are very inspiring

    Pablo Valarezo  

  9. # Anonymous Anonymous

    I've followed your preparation for some time. Brilliant accomplishment!!!  

  10. # Anonymous Anonymous

    If you yell and screem your the best it is ok  

  11. # Anonymous Anonymous

    As a person who was present for the preparation and for the effort, I can only say that knowing Greg has changed my life, much for the better.

    Skip  

  12. # Anonymous Anonymous

    "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly"
    Robert F. Kennedy

    Another fantastic effort Greg! Your persistence and perseverance overcoming all the challenges and obstacles in this endeavor, serves to remind us what one can accomplish with the right mindset. Congratulations man - YOU ROCK!

    Cyrille  

  13. # Anonymous Anonymous

    For some unknown reason to me the comment I wrote earlier did not post, so I'll try again.

    I wanted to tell Greg and Carter how deeply impressed I am with both of you in displaying the best ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty and integrity. This sense of hope and optimism that you share with others is a part of what makes life so very good.

    John Snyder  

  14. # Anonymous Anonymous

    That was a fine performance! The first hour or two would have left me too pooped to pop anymore.  

  15. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Well done Greg, and to your loyal team.
    Who could have doubted that you would not have pulled through with the effort you all have put into achieving your record.

    Well done.

    Jeff in the UK  

  16. # Anonymous Jeff Hoyt

    Thanks for the slideshow of your 24 hour record. Your planning and effort showed that 40-somethings can still set world records when they get off their recliners and train! Whitefish Lake was a beautiful venue to do your attempt.

    Greg has finally demonstrated what I have always believed to be inherently true. Leg driven propeller boats are the most efficient means of moving fast or far on the water. Kayaks are simpler and more rugged, but Greg has finally proven that legs coupled to props will rule! He improved on his previous record by almost 47%! If Greg can do it, why can't the auto and energy industries do it? Think what Greg could do if he had a million dollar budget.

    On another subject, when can we know who or if anyone won the Trimble GPS computer contest guessing your distance? Does the winner get any Greg autographed memorabilia such as a photo or T-shirt? ;)  

  17. # Blogger john

    Hi Greg,
    Just to say Hats off that was amazing!I have a problem just staying awake for fifteen hrs!
    All the best,Looking Forward to the next record,I wish you could have planned the Atlantic attempt to end in Tobago!
    We could organize the biggest welcome party you ever did see!
    Cheers
    Bruce Milne  

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