The 44 year old icelandic paddler Fylkir Þorgeir Sævarsson, who lives in Denmark, have started a kayak trip a couple of days ago. Fylkir is attempting to beat the old record in circumnavigation Denmark, in a kayak, which is 1200 km (746 mi) in 23 days. What I think is most remarkable is that Fylkir have not paddled much until last year. He attended a beginner’s course in paddlin 2006 but he didn’t began to paddle more seriously until 2009. In 2009 he paddled 300 km (186 mi) and in 2010 he paddled 2000 km (1242 mi). But he seems to be a good athlete. He has a history as a member of the Icelandic National team in Open Water Swimming and has also done some impressive mountainbike races.
- Read more about his progress around Denmark here. Unfortunately it is in Danish but translate with Google.
- Here is a link to google maps were you can follow him on the map. At the moment he has just left Klitmoller.
It will be fun to see if he will beat the record. 🙂