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  • French kayakers close in on final destination in 7,000 kilometer odyssey
  • Corinthos (Greece), Sep (EFE).- The end is in sight for three French law students who embarked on an over-sea voyage from a town in southern France to the historic city of Istanbul, Turkey.

    The ODDYSETTE team of friends-cum-explorers, comprising Thomas Puech-Maurel, Nil Roux and Sonia Verducci on Friday passed through the Corinth canal in the Greek Peloponnese in their kayaks.

    In Mar. 2016, the students set out from Sète, southern France, armed only with kayaks and supplies and have since navigated through Corsica and Sardinia, skirted the coast of Italy, Croatia, Albania are currently passing through Greece.

    They aim to be in Istanbul in time for Christmas day, tying up their epic 7,000 kilometer (4,300 miles) voyage in a mere 9 months.

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