National Geographic Adventure Magazine named them “Adventurers of the Year”, calling them “The New Magellans”.
Colin Angus (along with Julie Wafaei for much of the time) had powered himself around the globe using exclusively human power.
National Geographic Adventure Magazine
official website – Angus Adventures
But British adventurer Jason Lewis claims that Angus’ circumnavigation does not count because it did not “pass through two antipodal points on the globe” (co-ordinates on exactly opposite sides of the Earth).
His own human powered circumnavigation attempt is still happening.
Looks like Guinness Book of World Records is siding with Lewis. (Canadian newspaper report)
official website – Expedition 360
route of Jason Lewis
The dispute certainly trivializes accomplishment.