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Updated: October 29, 2008, 2:53 PM ET
By Brett Pauly | ESPNOutdoors.com blog columnist

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posted Oct. 23, 2008

Bird is the word when it comes to the most grueling outdoor workouts

I just flew in from Alaska.

Boy, are my arms tired.

The only animal that can say that truthfully is the bar-tailed godwit, the newly crowned champion of endurance flying, according to the Washington Post.

Indeed, the godwit, described by the Post as a plump shorebird with a recurved bill, flies nonstop from Alaska to New Zealand ...

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