Welcome to another edition of Sports Palooza Radio. Today, our guest is Bruce Gipson and this is such a great story!
Bruce first made the trek from Bimini to Fort Lauderdale 31 years ago breaking the record for fastest crossing of the Gulf Stream under human power by sea kayak. It took him 11 hrs. and 46 min. No one has since broken the record. Bruce, alongside Lee McGregor, tried to break the record and make the voyage in less than 8 hrs 31 years later. Did they do it? Bruce shares his story with us.
Bruce Gipson has won over 150 kayak racing events and championships. On top of Bruce’s racing accomplishments, he created the East Coast Surf Ski Championship in 1987, introduced the world’s first 4-man surf ski in 1990, was a member of the U.S. Senior Kayak Marathon Team in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2014 and designed the course for the Finlandia Vodka’s Finlandia Challenge Kayak Race which ran for 3 years.
In addition to breaking this record, Gipson and McGregor donated all money raised to the Wounded Warriors of South Florida (www.wwofsf.org) which provides assistance for disabled veterans.
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