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Björn Dunkerbeck takes a record 42nd world title!

At 46, the windsurfing legend is crowned Speed Windsurfing World Champion after winning the Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge, an ISWC event, in Fuerteventura on Sunday.

It’s his first world title since 2011 – but his 42nd in total, a number that makes him the athlete with the most world titles, all sports included.

Bjorn Dunkerbeck poses for a portrait during the Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge in Costa Calma, Fuerteventura, Spain on June 5, 2016. // Jarno Schurgers/Red Bull Content Pool
Bjorn Dunkerbeck poses for a portrait during the Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge in Costa Calma, Fuerteventura, Spain on June 5, 2016. // Jarno Schurgers/Red Bull Content Pool

Björn Dunkerbeck triumphed at the Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge, an official ISWC speed windsurfing championship held at the Matas Blanca beach of Costa Calma, Pajara, on the Canary Island Fuerteventura, from June 1-5.

Dunkerbeck reached a best average speed of 38.49 knots (71.21 km/h) over 250m, beating the competition and proving that he still got it.

Winning always feels good and I have been doing it for a long time,” said the Dutch-Danish champion.

Bjorn Dunkerbeck in action during the Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge in Costa Calma, Fuerteventura, Spain on June 5, 2016. // Jarno Schurgers/Red Bull Content Pool
Bjorn Dunkerbeck in action during the Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge in Costa Calma, Fuerteventura, Spain on June 5, 2016. // Jarno Schurgers/Red Bull Content Pool

Dunkerbeck’s racing resume:
12 x Overall World Champion (88/89/90/91/92/93/94/95/96/97/98/99)

10 x Slalom World Champion (88/89/90/91/92/93/94/05/11)

5 x Course Racing World Champion (90/91/92/93/94)

4 x Racing World Champion (95/96/97/98/99)

7 x Waveriding World Champion (90/92/93/94/95/99/01)

1 x Freestyle World Champion (98)

3 x Speed World Champion  (94/05/16)

Thanks to RedBull Content Pool for the infos.


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