Russian adventurer ‘breaks round-the-world hot air balloon record’

Russian adventurer ‘breaks round-the-world hot air balloon record’

Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov has broken the record for the fastest round-the-world flight in a hot air balloon, his crew said Saturday, surviving a gruelling endurance test of storms and freezing temperatures. Flight coordinator John Wallington said Konyukhov, who took off from Western Australia on July 12, had successfully flown the route by Saturday afternoon. […]