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De La Rosa poses for a photograph. Photo: Antonio de la Rosa/ Facebook
A Spanish man claimed the title of the first person to cross the Pacific Ocean on a stand-up paddleboard when he arrived in Hawaii.
De La Rosa arrives at the Waikiki Yacht Club.
The endurance athlete paddled away from San Francisco June 9 in his attempt for the record.
De La Rosa covered 2,500 miles (4,023 kilometers) of open ocean alone, using wind, currents and the power of his arms.
De La Rosa celebrates after arriving at the Waikiki Yacht Club. Photo: Antonio De La Rosa/ Facebook
His 24-foot (7.3-meter) vessel called Ocean Defender is a combination paddle board and small boat with a sleeping cabin, storage bins, desalination unit, and solar panels for powering electronics.
De La Rosa estimated the journey would take 70 days, but completed the trip in 76 days.
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