Sport in Short: Paragliding

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A French parachutist claims to have broken the world distance record in paragliding, having been towed 261 miles (417km) by boat off southern France. Jean-Claude Piccio said he remained airborne for 11 hours as his partner, Didier Larnac, navigated between Port-Camargue, west of Marseille, and the Cap d'Agde, near Beziers.