Watch Heidi Ulrich setting a new women’s speed windsurfing world record at the Luderitz Speed Challenge in Namibia. The Swiss sailboarder hit 47.16 knots on the 500-meter speed canal. Ulrich also became the fastest windsurfer in the world, with 49.3 knots over two seconds. The 38-year-old from Lake of Uri learned to windsurf in 2013.
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Hear some of the participants of the 2022 Luderitz Speed Challenge describe what speed sailing is to them, and how they feel when blasting down a man-made canal at full speed
Red Bull co-founder and CEO Dietrich Mateschitz, whose sports empire spanned continents, dies at 78
Red Bull president and CEO Dietrich Mateschitz, a man who co-founded an energy drink company that would eventually become one of the world’s largest sports empires, has died, his company confirmed Saturday. He was 78.
Born in Austria in 1944, Mateschitz founded Red Bull GmbH alongside Thai businessman Chaleo Yoovidhya in 1984. The brand would become the top energy drink company in the world, with Mateschitz owning 49 percent of the company.
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