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Balloonist makes good progress on world record bid

Fedor Konyukhov inside the tiny capsule he's travelling in under the balloon Credit: PA

A Russian who is aiming to set a non-stop round-the-world record in a Bristol-built balloon is making good progress.

65-year-old Fedor Konyukhov launched the 170ft balloon - created by Cameron balloons - outside Northam in Western Australia on Tuesday 12 July. He is aiming to beat Steve Fossett's record of 13 days,

He has now crossed a third state line into New South Wales.



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