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Three Icelandic World Records in a Row(er)

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Three Icelandic World Records in a Row(er)

Fiann Paul

Fiann Paul. Photo: Screenshot from RÚV.

Last month, rower Fiann Paul became the first man in history to simultaneously hold three world records in rowing across three oceans. Born in Poland, 35-year-old Fiann is an Icelandic citizen who moved to Iceland ten years ago. He is an artist and photographer who has participated in several exhibitions in Iceland. He is one of the world’s most accomplished rowers.

As an Icelandic citizen, Fiann has set six world records in ocean rowing. Last month, his team won the Great Pacific Race across the Pacific Ocean. That victory earned him a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records, since he is the first person to simultaneously hold a world speed record in crossing the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans.

To cross the Atlantic in 2011 took him 32 days, from Morocco to Barbados, 57 days to cross the Indian Ocean in 2014, from Australia to the Seychelles, and 39 days to cross the Pacific, from California to Hawaii.

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