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  • Who: Steven Thiele

  • What: Farthest distance waterskied blindfolded in one hour

  • Where: United Kingdom

The farthest distance waterskied blindfolded in one hour was 23.85 mi (38.38 km) by Steven Thiele (UK) in Anglesey, UK, on 9 April 2011. Thiele, who is also legally blind, waterskied a route beginning at the Menai Suspension Bridge and heading toward Puffin Island before returning back to the starting point.

Thiele, blind since age 8, represented Great Britain multiple times as a youth at the World Disabled Water Ski Championships, winning six gold medals.


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