Baby got balance! Youngest ever water skier breaks record at 6 months old
It’s happened to all of us, right? You painstakingly prepare porridge for breakfast. Tick. Tuna salad for lunch. Tick. Then the unthinkable happens—3pm rolls around. Despite having a #wholesome kale shake in the fridge, you inhale a pack of chips and 3 crispy creme donuts. Oops.
Or maybe your diet is sorted but you’re a slave to technology, opening Facebook for a “two minute” break from work, only to be shaken out of a cat video reverie forty five minutes later. Whatever floats your boat.
But can you imagine the concentration and will power it takes to waterski 5,010km, from Morocco to Italy, via Spain, France, Monaco and Croatia? In less than 10 days, 5 hours and 36 minutes (the current world record). Alex Luther, grandson of Harry Luther—the current record holder—doesn’t need to imagine it. Why? He’s currently doing it.
Many things stood in the way of Alex achieving his goal, none more so than Alex never having water-skied before in his life (at the time he decided to do it). However, since then he has implemented a “gruelling” training routine, to give him the best chance possible. And before we get onto the royal treatment his trip has involved, we thought we’d ask—how did the idea come about?
Alex training in Sydney.
“I only found out about Harry’s trip in detail just before I turned 30… And I knew straight away it would be an awesome adventure and challenge to pursue. I also felt like I owed it to him in a way,” Alex told us, “Not only to share his story which was almost forgotten in time, but also to continue an amazing family legacy.”
“I believe that we are all adventurers in some way, our ancestors have been creating new paths for centuries and my grandfather was a great example of that.”
He also told us; the waterskiing isn’t even the hardest part. “Learning to water-ski was relatively easy. Since embarking on this journey, what has been most challenging is having the right support around me to get out on the water as much as possible.
Video: Six month old baby loves to water ski
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