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Warm Texas winds whip hang gliders to new record


Riding the wind for eleven hours sounds like a dream come true, specifically the dream that was sparked the first time you realized you just weren’t built to soar like a bird, but that’s exactly what Jonny Durand and Dustin Martin enjoyed last July when they took to the skies to set a hang gliding record.

Their goal was to beat the previous distance of 438 miles, and they more than fulfilled that aim, flying 475 miles, the equivalent of a cruise from New York City to the outskirts of Detroit as the crow flies.

Check out footage of their incredible ride and various interactive features at The New York Times.

Full story at NY Times.

Going to extremes in sports.

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