Father and son win world's oldest gas balloon race

STORY: Location: St. Gallen, Switzerland

A father and son have won the world's oldest gas balloon race

Date: September 2, 2022

Wilhelm and Benjamin Eimers set off from St. Gallen in Switzerland

and flew 977 miles in a straight line to the Bulgarian Black Sea coast

It took them two days, 12 hours and 50 seconds to travel across at least 7 countries

This is the fifth time that the 72-year-old father bagged his victory in the 'Gordon Bennett Cup'

but the Eimers are the first father and son team to win the race