Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Seattle woman shatters world boomerang record
05:00 PM PST on Tuesday, March 4, 2008
SEATTLE - A Seattle attorney become the first woman to set a world boomerang record for time aloft.
The United States Boomerang Association says Betsylew Miale-Gix broke the world record for unlimited time aloft by throwing and catching a boomerang that stayed airborne for an incredible 3 minutes and 49 seconds.
USBA says Miale-Gix broke the record for "Maximum time Aloft" at a tournament in Tucson, Ariz. on Feb. 23.
"I knew it was a big throw but had no idea it had been up that long," said Miale-Gix.
USBA says Miale-Gix has been the "premier" female competitive boomerang thrower in the world for the last decade, and has been the only woman throwing for the United States on the last five United States Boomerang Teams in International World Cup competition.
Seattle will host the 2008 World Boomerang Championships, Aug. 17-28.
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