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Record year for Paddy

STRONGMAN Paddy Doyle has smashed 48 World Records in the space of 12 months.

STRONGMAN Paddy Doyle has smashed 48 World Records in the space of 12 months.

A year of eye-watering feats came to a close last Sunday with a punishing double record.

The ex-Paratrooper, from Balsall Common, has officially taken the title of most strength, speed, stamina records in a year.

Previous holder, Paul Woodlands, had managed 29 in the same period of time.

“Attempting this title has tested my mental strength over the last 12 months,” said Paddy.

“Carrying injuries from one challenge to another hasn’t helped either, but all the hard work has paid off.”

On Saturday, he carried a 60lb pack over 27 miles, finishing in seven hours, 19 minutes.

Making his way along the fields, bridges and stiles of the Grand Union Canal, the trek finished in Birmingham city centre.

And at the end of the cross-country march, Paddy tackled ten back-of-hand push-ups.

He did these in 15.03 seconds, still wearing the pack that he had carried along the route.

 

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