Grumpy Editor asks: If someone crossed 4,500 nautical miles of the Atlantic Ocean solo, unassisted and unsupported on a stand-up paddle board, should that make headlines?
Well, South African watersport pro Chris Bertish did just that --- and received limited U.S. media coverage of that amazing adventure that took 93 days on a custom-made, 1,360-pound, 20-foot-long paddle board fitted with a small cabin and solar panels.
CNN and the New York Times ran stories on the accomplishment. But most other major media were busy detailing and analyzing Washington happenings.
Bertish paddled off from Agadir, Morocco, on Dec. 6 and arrived at English Harbour, Antigua, on March 9.
Also, Bertish set the record for the farthest distance traveled solo, unsupported and unassisted over open ocean in a day, 72 miles.
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