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Record-breaking scull in San Diego for first time

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A one-of-a-kind rowing shell that is longer than a blue whale raced into San Diego.

The Stampfli Express is touring across America for the first time.

It's powered by 24-rowers and rests in the water at a record-breaking 926-pounds and more than 144-feet-long.

The trip is in honor of Joan Van Blom who passed away earlier this year and was the first U.S. woman to win an Olympic medal in the single sculls.

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