America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race on hold

America's Challenge gas balloon race takes off

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Every year during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta pilots from all over the world compete in the America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race.

Last year, Anulfo Gonzalez and Angel Aguirre, a team from Spain flew 1,188 miles landing in Kentucky.

Check out the teams competing in this year’s challenge and track their progress. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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