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Skiier smashes record 十一天不眠不休滑雪紀錄

Lindsey Vonn, of the US, speeds down the course in the women's skiing World Cup, in St. Anton, Austria, Dec. 22, 2007.
二OO七年十二月二十二日,在奧地利聖安東參加世界盃女子滑雪賽的美國選手琳賽.沃恩從坡道上加速滑下。照片:美聯社

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A German athlete skied non-stop for 264 hours, or 11 days. He was in Austria's Oetztal valley to try to break his own world record.

Christian Fluehr, a 34-year-old extreme athlete, went down the same slope for 11 days without a break. He only slept when going uphill in the cable car, Oetztal tourism spokeswoman Carmen Fender said.

Fluehr ended his ski marathon on Jan. 22. He beat his own record by 22 hours.

"I think now he's getting a good night's sleep," Fender said.

During his record attempt, the skiing marathon man put up with all weather conditions. There were a few harmless falls, but nothing serious happened.

The cable car was a mobile "headquarters" for the German. During the approximately 10-minute-trip to the top of the slope, Fluehr power napped, ate or washed. (DPA)

一位德國運動員在奧地利奧茲谷連續滑雪兩百六十四小時(相當於十一天)沒有休息,打破了自己之前的世界紀錄。

奧茲谷觀光局的女發言人卡蔓.芬德表示,三十四歲的極限運動員克里遜.弗路埃爾連續十一天從同一個坡道滑下,只在上山的纜車上小瞇一下稍作休息。

弗路埃爾在一月二十二日結束了他的滑雪馬拉松,以二十二小時之差打破他自己的紀錄。

芬德說:「我想他晚上可以好好睡一覺了。」

這次挑戰紀錄過程中,這位滑雪馬拉松選手歷經了各種天氣狀況,除了跌倒過幾次,並無造成傷害的嚴重意外發生。

纜車對德國籍的弗路埃爾來說就像是個「移動總部」,在上山這段將近十分鐘的路程中,他閉目養神、吃東西或盥洗。(德通社/翻譯:袁星塵)

TODAY'S WORDS 今日單字

1. athlete n.

運動員 (yun4 dong4 yuan2)

例: Michael used to be an excellent athlete.

(麥可以前是一個很傑出的運動員。)

2. slope n.

坡道 (po1 dao4)

例: My brother wants to skateboard down the slope.

(我哥哥要用滑板滑下這個坡道。)

3. cable car n.

纜車 (lan3 che1)

例:We took the cable car up to Maokong.

(我們坐纜車上貓空。)

4. power nap v.i.

小睡養神 (xiao3 shui4 yang3 shen2)

例: Angie often power naps at work.

(安吉常在工作時小睡片刻養神。)


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