2,296 miles down the Mississippi River as fast as humanly possible. That’s the goal for Scott Miller, Joel Ford, Perry Whitaker, and Adam Macht. In May of 2021, the team will begin paddling from Itasca, Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico in an attempt to beat the World Record. The Mississippi River is the fourth longest river in the world and drains all or parts of 32 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces.
The current record set in 2003 for “Fastest Time to Row the Length of the Mississippi River by a Team” is held by Bod Bradford and Clark Eid with a time of 18 days, 4 hours, and 51 minutes. Since then, there have been three unsuccessful attempts to break the current record. The first record was set in 1937 at a time of 56 days.
The Mississippi Speed Record team will present to Iowans on Wednesday, October 28 at 10:00AM as part of the 2021 IStorm Virtual Conference and Exhibition. IStorm is hosted by the Iowa Stormwater Education Partnership and is the premiere annual conference for stormwater professionals across the industry. The team will share their challenges, insights, and experiences on the river.