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Paddy yomps to new world title

SUPER-fit Paddy Doyle didn’t let a touch of flu stop him from setting a new world record.

SUPER-fit Paddy Doyle didn’t let a touch of flu stop him from setting a new world record.

The Balsall Common strongman was just getting over a bug when he set off on his latest eye-watering challenge.

Paddy trekked 22km across country - carrying a 40lb backpack every step of the way.

Despite snowy ground, he reached the finish line in a staggering three hours, 36 minutes.

“I didn’t complete the course as fast as I would like, because there was lots of mud and snow,” said the former paratrooper.

“But I gritted my teeth and dug deep and am pleased to have set another record.”

Paddy’s jaunt in Northampton brings him a bit closer to his target of holding 200 strength, speed and stamina records.

At the moment, the athlete holds 178 records in a range of disciplines.

“It’s my aim to become the first British athlete to hold that number of records,” he explained.

In 2007, he was one of five champions singled out for a mention in the Guinness Book of Records Hall of Fame.

 

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