Rinus Verkamman: A Resounding Triumph From Pont St. Maxence Against 10518 pigeons

Jan de Wijs

On a cool, slightly cloudy morning in Pont Sint-Maxence, 10,518 pigeons were released, propelled into the sky by a gentle southwest breeze. Among these birds were 22 exceptional ones belonging to Rinus Verkamman, a passionate pigeon enthusiast from Arnemuiden. The distance these feathered athletes needed to cover was 257 kilometers....