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Reina Sets Barefoot Waterskiing World Record

By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 10 March, 2011

(Acapulco, NA 8 March) As he promised he would, Acapulco’s own Fernando Reina Iglesias set a new world record for barefoot waterskiing. In the beautiful lagoon at Pie de la Cuesta, he traveled 400 meters at 153 miles per hour (246 kph), pulled by a helicopter. This establishes a new mark for this category in the Guinness Book of World Records. The old mark was just under 264 kph, held by an Australian national.

Fernando Reina is not only the world’s fastest barefoot water-skier, he is also a member of Acapulco’s city council. Mayor Manuel Añorve Baños praised him for his persistence and daring, and added that events like these, which broadcast positive images of beautiful Acapulco, are the best promotion for tourism in the town.

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