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FAI. On this day in history: female-powered flight took off

Lausanne, Switzerland - Thirty years ago an American triathlete set three world records and they still stand today

Thirty years ago, on 21 January 1987, American triathlete Lois McCallin set three women's world records for human-powered flight – and they still stand today. Stepping out onto a dried-up lakebed at Edwards Air Force Base in California at 8:30am on Wednesday 21 January 1987, 29-year-old Lois McCallin was about to make history. At the peak of physical condition, this amateur triathlete had been i...

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