Duane Hansen from Syracuse Nebraska set a new Guinness World Record for riding 38 miles (61 km) in a giant pumpkin.

He grew the 846 pound (384kg) pumpkin in his garden with the aim to beat the 25.5 mile record set in 2018.

On his 60th birthday he travelled down the Missouri river in his pumpkin and set a new world record.

USA media

Washington Post — “Nebraska man squashes record for floating in a pumpkin, officials say”


NBC — “A gourd among men: 60-year-old paddles 38 miles in hollowed-out pumpkin to break world record”


CNN — “A man paddled 38 miles down the Missouri River in a hollowed-out pumpkin”


Yahoo — “Man breaks world record for floating down a river in a pumpkin: ‘Gourdspeed’


UK media

BBC — “Guinness World Record: Man rides 38 miles in giant pumpkin

Guardian — “Oh my gourd: Nebraska man paddles 38 miles in hollowed out pumpkin

Independent — “Nebraska man claims world record for paddling 38 miles – in a pumpkin