By Hook or by Jetski

New Zealander Jeremy Burfoot has begun a 32,000km journey on a jetski, setting off from London’s River Thames on August 1 and aiming to be in Auckland by November. Burfoot, an airline pilot, is attempting to break a world record and raise awareness of cancer and will spend 12 hours a day in the saddle. Burfoot, who circumnavigated New Zealand on a jetski in 2005, is travelling with a support team of four. The father-of-three, who says he’s “probably the fittest 51-year-old you would ever have met”, is looking forward to the challenge. “When we get to the end of it we’ll go, ‘Well, we’ve achieved something good here’,” he said. After crossing the English Channel, Burfoot and his team head to Rotterdam riding the rivers of the Rhine and Danube and out to the Black Sea. The current jetski record is a journey of 18,400km


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One Point Closer to Hall of Fame for Lydia Ko

One Point Closer to Hall of Fame for Lydia Ko

New Zealander Lydia Ko has started her new season in style with victory at Florida’s Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions on the LPGA Tour, Mike Hall reports for the UK…