Longest rowing race
Tour du Lac Leman
Switzerland ()
The annual Tour du Léman à l’Aviron is the longest rowing race in the world, covering 160 km (99 mi) around the circumference of Lake Léman in Switzerland – equivalent to crossing the sea between England and France five times without a break. The fastest race time on record is 11 hr 55 min 19 sec, achieved by Matthias Auer, Olaf Behrend, Jochen Domscheit, Christian Klandt and Markus Neuman (all Germany), who won the men’s coxed fours category in the 2007 race.