A Question of Kilometers

Published on 23.01.2012 - Antarctic Ice Expedition

They have Rune Gjeldnes' world record in mind : 4804 km (in the Antarcic)

They have Rune Gjeldnes' world record in mind : 4804 km (in the Antarcic)

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Belgians Dixie Dansercoer and Sam Deltour are back to the triple digits distances. This brings them to talk about quadruple digits distances. A titan voyage !

On day 62 of their expedition (22 January 2012), Dixie and Sam got back the triple digits distances with 101 kil covered. Their current position is : 73° 30' 24 S / 121° 00' 22 E. And with these figures they start to get finally away fom their worst ennemy, the Dome C.

But this brings also the Belgians to look at another reality : with 3.951,4 kil done, Dixie has surpassed his PB (excerpts 22 January) : " ... We are also very proud to mention that Dixie surpassed yesterday his own personal Antarctica record of 3924 km which he set together with Alain Hubert in 1998 when they both made the crossing of the Antarctic continent, a world premier: almost 4000 km with revolutionary powerkites in most difficult conditions. On his first Antarctic expedition Sam also is writing history: already 4000 km on the counter and heading for a world record. Most amazing! Now Dixie and Sam have set their sights on Rune Gjeldnes' world record in Antarctica (longest unsupported kite expedition) which stands at 4804 km. With high probability, they will pass the 4000 km mark tonight. ..."

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