We made it - participants of the Prague Hamburg Rowing Race successfully broke the finish line tape today
The participants of the extreme rowing race Prague-Hamburg, Prague Hamburg Rowing Race, successfully passed the final - twelfth stage today, culminating in their 850-km marathon on the Elbe and an attempt at a world record.
The race, which started under Charles Bridge on September 30th, was in terms of the route length and weather conditions the first regatta ever of its kind. Either amateur or professional sportsmen took part in the race with the silver Olympic medallist from Barcelona Václav Chalupa as a leader. Unfortunately, he had to resigned from the race because of his health issues. So, only Aleš Nejedlo, the founder of the regatta, and Dušan Macháček, the chairman of the Czech Rowing Union, continued with the regatta. Both of them with a single skiff, that nobody has ever done before.
“The performance of Aleš Nejedlo and Dušan Macháček aspires to enroll in the Czech Book of Records. We are currently completing and reviewing all the documents that will officially recognize the record,” said David Rafaj from Dobrý den agency, which publishes the Czech Book of Records. Information on whether the record was also recorded in the Guinness Book of Records will be published by the organizers in a few days.
A unique project is supported by the cities of Prague and Hamburg as well as all the stage cities along the route. The main partner of the race is the CPIcompany, we would also like to thank Prague City Hall, which provided the grant and last but not least the Prague 1, under whose auspices a one-week workshop took place at Střelecký Island, which preceded the race.
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