Swiss team sets record in gas balloon race | KOB 4

Swiss team sets record in gas balloon race Web Staff
October 10, 2017 07:00 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Balloon Fiesta officials say that Nicolas Tièche and Laurent Sciboz of Switzerland -- Team 6 in this year's America's Challenge gas balloon race – had a safe landing Tuesday morning north of Labrador City in Newfoundland, Canada, northwest of Quebec province.


According to the race tracker, the team's flight lasted 59 hours and 35 minutes, and covered a distance of 2,278 miles. Balloon Fiesta officials said that eclipses a previous distance record of 1,998.1 miles.

The gas balloon race can be tracked here.

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