Morten Blien (from Norway) set New World Record with snowmobile on water 212 km


Morten Blien from Norway hopped on his Polaris RMK 800 and drove about 212km – down the Karasjok and Tana River in Finnmark, Norway. He was attempting to break the world record for distance driven on water with a snowmobile, previously set by European watercross champion Antti Holmberg 180 km Blien did surpass the mark, but he fell short of his goal of 245 km when his sled inexplicably stopped in the middle of the river after 212 km. Blien said he wasn’t sure what ultimately caused the snowmobile to quit. An additional throttle lever had been installed on the sled so that if one hand got tired, Blien could use the other to power the sled. It’s possible that a malfunction caused the gas to stop flowing adequately to the engine.