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Waterskiers Break World Record

Boat pulls 145 skiers at same time

A group of 145 waterskiers broke a world record on Friday when they skied together behind a boat off the coast of Tasmania. The previous record of 114 was set in the same location two years ago. The skiers ranged from 12 to 60 years old and, under Guinness rules, had to stay upright for one nautical mile for the record to count. The project required five miles of ropes, and a 308-foot boom was attached to a catamaran to keep the ropes from becoming tangled. One participant estimated that the efforts have cost more than a million dollars.

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