On January 16th, Greg Knudson lands a Boeing 747 cargo jet in Nairobi, Kenya. He then exits one of the heaviest aircraft in the world, carrying one of the lightest on his back: an Enzo 2 paraglider.

After two years of prep, the 52 year-old Californian will attack the official FAI paraglider speed record for 200km, ‘surfing’ the Elgeyo cliffs of the African Rift Valley.

Much of Greg's race course is wilderness. Elephants, buffalo and crocodiles make premature landing a careful assessment. With the seasonal winds and weather usually perfect for the undertaking, Greg has two weeks to succeed.

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