Statistically Speaking

Eccentric millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett has swum the English channel and mushed the 1100-mile Iditarod in Alaska. Last week, Fossett set a new record for the longest and fastest solo circumnavigational flight. Fossett now holds or has held over 100 world records that future adventurers can try to topple, including:

Longest solo flight: 42,469 kilometers
Longest unpowered flight: 2193 kilometers
Fastest circumnavigational balloon flight: 321 hours
Fastest transatlantic sailboat crossing: 113 hours
Fastest solo circumnavigational flight: 61 hours
Highest dirigible airspeed: 60.4 knots