2017 Gas Tracking

Oct 10, 2017

Swiss America’s Challenge Team Lands with Lead


Update 8:30 AM MDT (1430Z) Tuesday, October 10

The Command Center has been notified that Team 6, Nicolas Tièche and Laurent Sciboz of Switzerland, have landed safely north of Labrador City near the border between Labrador and Quebec.  They landed in the lead and have already beaten the old America’s Challenge distance record of 1,998.1 miles (3,215 km). 

This leaves two teams still flying: Team 4 (Krzysztof Zapart and Andy Cayton), and Team 3 (Cheri White and Mark Sullivan), who at this writing are third and fourth in the race.   It is possible either or both teams could improve their distance enough to displace the teams currently in first and second that have already landed (Team 6 and Team 1, Peter Cuneo and Barbara Fricke of the USA).   

Will we see a come-from-behind dash for the podium?  Find out on live race tracking at http://www.balloonfiesta.com/gas-balloons/gas-tracking, or on the Balloon Fiesta free apps for Android and iPhone.   

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