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MIT student continues on to Athens in quest for world record

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology student Matt Guthmiller traveled to Athens Saturday, just two weeks into his pursuit of a world record.

The 19-year-old pilot wants to become the youngest person to ever circumnavigate the world on a solo flight.

Guthmiller has visited the Azores, Newfoundland, London, and Rome since departing from El Cajon, Calif. on May 31. He departed Rome Saturday for his next stop in Athens.

"Flying was just kind of one of those things that I always wanted to do for as long as I can remember and a few years ago I finally started doing it," Guthmiller told FOX 25's Melissa Mahan prior to beginning his journey.

Guthmiller's trip is expected to end in mid-July, when he lands in his hometown of Aberdeen, SD. Proceeds from the project will be donated to Code.org, which is a non-profit dedicated to expanding computer science education in schools.

You can follow Matt's travels on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LimitlessHz
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