Canoe Team Sets New Guinness World Record on the Mississippi River
A four-man team has shattered the Guinness World Record for the fastest time to row the length of the Mississippi River. The team, consisting of Scott Miller, Judson Steinback, Paul Cox, and Wally Werderich, embarked on their journey from Lake Itasca and ended at the Gulf of Mexico. The record-breaking journey was completed in 16 days, 20 hours, and 16 minutes.
Surpassing the Previous Record
The team's achievement surpassed the previous record set in 2021, which stood at 17 days, 19 hours, and 46 minutes. The new record was officially confirmed by Guinness World Records (GWR), bringing a sense of relief and accomplishment to the team.
A Moment of Relief and Enjoyment
The team's leader, Scott Miller, expressed his relief following the official confirmation of the record. Speaking to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Miller revealed that the confirmation lifted a weight off his shoulders. He said, "Honestly, I do think now that it is Guinness-official, I realized I was under some stress. I feel like now I can fully enjoy it." The team, now known as the Mississippi Speed Record team, can finally bask in the glory of their achievement.