Swiss team flies gas balloon from Germany to Greece to win balloon race

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Swiss duo Kurt Frieden and Pascal Witpraechtiger win the Long Distance Balloon Championship for a second consecutive year

Swiss team flies gas balloon from Germany to Greece to win balloon race

SHOWS:

UNKNOWN LOCATION (SEPTEMBER 18-24, 2016) (QUATTRO MEDIA – ACCESS ALL)

1. VIEW FROM GAS BALLOON OVER PART OF EUROPE

2. COMPETITORS IN GAS BALLOON

3. CLOUDS ABOVE GROUND AS SEEN FROM BALLOON

4. ANGEL AGUIRRE HOLDING A SELFIE STICK TO FILM HIMSELF FROM INSIDE HIS BALLOON

5. PARTICIPANT DROPPING SOME DIRT FROM THE BALLOON

GLADBECK, GERMANY (SEPTEMBER 18, 2016) (QUATTRO MEDIA – ACCESS ALL)

6. MAN HOLDING UP SCARF DECORATED WITH GERMAN FLAG

7. VARIOUS OF TEAMS PREPARING FOR BALLOON FLIGHTS

8. PEOPLE LOOKING AT SCREEN WITH WEATHER PATTERNS

9. VARIOUS OF HOT AIR BALLOONS

10. MORE OF TEAMS DEPARTING TO BEGIN RACE

UNKNOWN LOCATION (SEPTEMBER 18-24, 2016) (QUATTRO MEDIA – ACCESS ALL)

11. VARIOUS OF TEAMS IN AIR

12. NAVIGATION SYSTEM BEING USED

13. GRAPHIC SHOWING TRACKING OF TEAMS AS THEY BALLOON OVER EUROPE

14. MORE OF BALLOONS IN AIR

15. VIEW FROM BRITISH BALLOON OF ITS DESCENT AS IT CRASHES INTO TREES

16. BRITISH TEAM CLIVE BAILEY (LEFT) HUGGING JOHN ROSE (RIGHT) AFTER LANDING

17. VIEW OF MAP ON EDGE OF BALLOON

18. AERIAL VIEW OF TREES

19. AERIAL VIEW OF THIRD PLACED TEAM FROM SPAIN ANULFO GONZALEZ (LEFT) AND ANGEL AGUIRRE

20. AGUIRRE USING SELFIE STICK TO FILM HIMSELF IN BALLOON

21. SWISS TEAM NICOLAS TIECHE (RIGHT) AND LAURENT SCIBOZ IN BALLOON

22. GRAPHIC SHOWING LAST TEAM STANDING HEADING OVER ADRIATIC SEA TOWARDS GREECE

23. VIEW OF CLOUDS

24. VIEW OF ROAD / SHADOW OF BALLOON ON GROUND

STAVROS, GREECE (SEPTEMBER 23, 2016) (QUATTRO MEDIA – ACCESS ALL)

25. SWISS TEAM MEMBER PASCAL WITPRAECHTIGER PREPARING TO LAND FOR VICTORY IN STAVROS

GLADBECK, GERMANY (SEPTEMBER 24, 2016) (QUATTRO MEDIA – ACCESS ALL)

26. WINNING TEAMS ON PODIUM / KURT FRIEDEN LIFTING TROPHY

27. WINNERS WITPRAECHTIGER (LEFT) AND FRIEDEN LIFTING TROPHY

28. SWISS DUO TIECHE AND SCIBOZ WITH RUNNERS-UP MEDALS

29. THIRD PLACED ANULFO GONZALEZ STANDING NEXT TO WINNING DUO

STORY: Swiss duo Kurt Frieden and Pascal Witpraechtiger won their second successive Long Distance Balloon Championship on Friday (September 23) after a 58-hour journey that saw them travel 1,803.4 kilometres from Gladbeck in Germany to Stavros in Greece.

The race began on Sunday night (September 18) with two teams each from Switzerland, the United States, Germany, France and Belgium whiley a single team participated from each of Poland, Netherlands, Lithuania, Spain, Britain, Austria and Australia.

The winning Swiss duo of Frieden and Witpraechtiger were the first gas balloon pilots to fly in Greek airspace after they crossed the Adriatic Sea from Italy.

The second Swiss team of Nicolas Tieche and Laurent Sciboz finished second, covering a distance of 1,590 kilometres, a mere four kilometres more than third placed Anulfo Gonzalez and Angel Aguirre from Team Spain.

The race will start from Switzerland for the next two years thanks to Swiss wins in 2015 and 2016.

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