Residents in Louisiana and Clarksville lined the riverfront last Thursday to witness a potential new Guinness World Record in the making. Four river paddlers—Paul Cox, Scott Miller, Judson Steinback, and Wally Werderich—are attempting to break the current speed record of 17 days, 19 hours and 46 minutes to paddle the length of the Mississippi River from source to sea.

As they arrived in Louisiana, volunteer Roy Fenstermacher said that the team was currently a day ahead of schedule.

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