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Russian adventurer travelling round the world in a balloon

A Russian adventurer has reached the halfway point in his record breaking round-the-world attempt.
Meet Fedor Konyukhov, the Russian adventurer trying to break records by flying non-stop around the world in a hot air balloon, all by himself!
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The 65-year-old adventurer lifted off from Perth in Australia on 12 July, and is now more than halfway round the world on his journey.
Fedor has been battling with freezing temperatures and extreme tiredness. That's because he only gets four hours sleep a day in naps of 30 or 40 minutes which he takes in between checking and maintaining the balloon's equipment and instruments.
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The Russian adventurer also has to wear an oxygen mask at all times because he is flying at altitudes between 6,000 and 9,000 metres so there is a lot less oxygen in the air to breathe. He also has to keep cleaning the mask so that it doesn't get covered in ice!
Fedor hopes to beat the previous record of 13 days and eight hours which was set by American adventurer Steve Fossett in 2002. He will enter the tricky last leg of his journey soon, where he will have to battle against some fierce weather conditions.
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