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LMRD 840 - Lower Mississippi River Dispatch
"Voice of the Lower Mississippi River"
Monday, May 11, 2021 -- 17 Days, 20 Hours, 2 Minutes

Report from Layne Logue, Quapaw Vicksburg:

Congratulations to MMZERO! They broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the fastest paddle time down the whole 2,330 miles of the Mississippi River.

Team MMZERO2021: KJ Millhone, Casey Millhone, Bobby Johnson, Rod Price… paddled a Wenonah Minn 4 canoe.

Team members:


KJ Millhone


Casey Millhone


Bobby Johnson


Rod Price

Unofficially (by me)… it looks like they arrived at Mile Marker Zero (10 miles below Venice, LA) at 3:53am.

So it would roughly mean… they broke the record by 9 hours.

And the new record will be roughly:

17 days 20 hours 2 minutes (unofficial).

That’s 428.04 hours!

Amazing accomplishment!

Meanwhile, 1500 miles upstream, another team in a 4-person Minnesota IV is vying to shave some minutes, or hours, or even a day off the new record... Will they be able to pull this off? Only time and the river(as well as wind, storms, traffic, and other physical and mental challenges) will determine that!

Team # 2 -- Mississippi Speed Record

The Mississippi Speed Record Team

Team Mississippi Speed Record. Facebook page


They started on May 4 and need to finish around May 21.

You can track their current location here:


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