Father-daughter team receive Guinness World Record after passing through La Crosse

(WKBT) — News 8 Now first told you about Casey and KJ Millhone of Minnesota as they went through Winona, Minn., back in April.

Now the father and daughter, as well as the two others on their paddling team, hold the Guinness World Record for the fastest time to row the length of the Mississippi River by a team.

They were confirmed as record holders this week by Guiness. KJ and Casey Millhone, of Wayzata, Minnesota, have officially been named as World Record holders alongside teammates Bobby Johnson and Rod Price, both from Florida.

The team completed the estimated 2,350-mile journey down the river in 17 days, 19 hours and 46 minutes, paddling constantly from April 22 to May 10 to reach Mile Mark Zero in the Gulf of Mexico.

The attempt means KJ, aged 62, is now the oldest person to hold the record, while daughter Casey, aged 20, is the youngest female to do so.

Casey said in a press release, “I didn’t have a lot of context or experience going into this, but along the way I learned that I could be an equal part of this greatness – that was an incredible feeling.”

KJ added, “I wouldn’t have tried this if Casey hadn’t wanted to do it. She was the one who held us together throughout the journey, which has made me as proud as I can be.”

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