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French kayakers near end in 7000km odyssey

AAP logoAAP 1/10/2016

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 have passed through the Corinth canal in the Greek Peloponnese in their kayaks.

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

They aim to be in Istanbul in time for Christmas Day, tying up their epic 7,000 kilometre voyage within nine months.

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