Gas balloons fly over Kansas in international race

(Source: Hayley Richards)

SYLVAN GROVE, Kan. (KWCH) America's Challenge Gas Balloon Race launched Monday in New Mexico.

Now, people in Kansas are getting a glimpse of the gas balloons competing for the world championships for distance gas ballooning.

Haley Richards says she spotted four balloons as the passed over her home about five miles north of Sylvan Grove.

"I read a little about it and it's pretty interesting!!. 6 out of 9 teams are from the USA," said Richards.

Teams from all countries were allowed to compete and enter as many balloons as they wanted.

You can track the balloons for yourself here and see who wins the race by traveling the longest distance.