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Swiss team sets record in gas balloon race

KOB.com 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.

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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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