Norwegian record-holder calls out German on polar speed claim

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Why are you telling me shit?
(Newsdesk) Journalists may be gullible but it gets tougher to bullcrap your peers. The Polar community is up in arms about Martin Szwed’s alleged claim to have broken by ten days the 24 days 1 hour 13 minutes record set over 1130 km on the classic Hercules Inlet route.

Szwed told media and sponsors he did it in 14 days 18 hours 43 minutes, providing no evidence of his feat (aside some unconvincing pictures). The holder of this record, Norwegian Christian Eide, confronted Szwed on his Facebook Message and sent Explorersweb a copy of the conversation between the two of them in the early hours of this morning.

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