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Taking It to the Xtreme! First Belizean Aims to Set a World Record

The extreme sport of kite surfing has become a very popular sport worldwide and in San Pedro it has gained much ground in the popularity ranks amongst thrill seekers and sports enthusiast. One young man in San Pedro is taking up the challenge of setting a world record of being the first Belizean to be in the Guinness Book of World Records by being the first to kite surf the entire length of the Meso American Barrier Reef.

Twenty one year-old Martin John Leslie will attempt to set the record of kite surfing in one continuous direction for 600 miles and he plans on doing so in four days. Martin John is set to kite surf the largest Barrier Reef in the Western Hemisphere at the end of this month. His journey will begin at Isla Contoy, Mexico (just above Cancun) and end at the Sapodilla Cayes in Toledo.

Martin John has been kite surfing for five years now and has been arduously practicing for the event for more than two months. He has managed to kite surf from San Pedro Town to Belize City in one and a half hours this past Sunday.

Representatives of the Guinness Book of World Records will be coming to the country to witness the event that is being sponsored by SEAduced by Belize, The Belize Tourism Board and Hol Chan Marine Reserve. More contacts are being made to obtain more international media coverage for the event.

We will keep you posted on Martin’s progress and have full coverage of his amazing fete. Ambergris Today wishes martin John the best of luck! Make us proud Martin John!

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