Official: Bellingham man paddles into record book

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Official: Bellingham man paddles into record book

KGMI News Reporting

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – It’s official, a Bellingham man holds the Guinness world record for distance paddled in 24 hours.

Two weeks ago, Brandon Nelson paddled 151.78 miles around Lake Padden beating the previous record of 150.34 miles.

Nelson had to spend several days in the hospital for exhaustion after completing his goal.

He says it was worth it.

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Nelson’s journey started nine years ago when he first attempted to break the record on Lake Whatcom.

At the time Nelson was unable to pass record holder Carter Johnson, who beat his own first world record three days earlier.

Nelson says he is fully recovered and training for the Ski to Sea race in May.