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Boy, 13, waterskis from Norway to Denmark

A teenager from Tvedestrand in southern Norway has completed the epic feat of waterskiing all the way to Denmark without stopping.

Young boy water skis from Norway to Denmark.
Waterskier. Image by ack2 / CC BY 2.0

Henrik Wahlstrøm, 13, took just 3 hours and 25 minutes to cover the 128-kilometre distance to the Danish town of Hirtshals, while his parents steered the boat. Speaking of his achievement, Henrik said, ‘After an hour, I felt pain in my legs…But I gritted my teeth and held on.’ Read more: thelocal.no