Brit army sergeant breaks world record sitting on 40,040 seats in 48 hours!January 1st, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 1 (ANI): A British army sergeant has smashed a world record by sitting on 40,040 seats in 48 hours.
Terry Twining, averaged one seat every four seconds at Belgium’’s King Baudouin national football stadium, raising more than 4,000 pounds for charity.
He completed the challenge just weeks after a triple hernia operation and broke the previous record of 39,250 seats by 790.
“It’’s brilliant that I”ve broken the record but my legs are killing me, the Telegraph quoted him as saying.
“It was hard work but such a relief when it was finally over, and the money is going to a great cause, which is very close to my heart.
“I knew that sitting in all those seats would be an extreme challenge - that’’s why I decided to do it and I”m just overjoyed that I managed it,” he added.
Twining, who lives with his family in Gosport, Hants made the attempt to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care after his grandfather died of lung cancer and his mother was diagnosed with cancer last Easter.
He has previously run 21 marathons in 21 days, completed 24 hours on a treadmill and done a 24-hour combat fitness test. (ANI)
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