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Island receives world record certificate

The certificates of the world record

The certificates of the world record

The Guinness World Record for the three-legged race is back in the Isle of Man.

The official Guinness World Record Certificate has now been presented to the Chief Minister, Allan Bell, who accepted the certificate on behalf of the Isle of Man.

Mayor Carol Malarkey accepted the certificate on behalf of The Douglas Development Partnership.

The record attempt, which took place in May, saw 649 pairs compete over 200 metres and was watched by an estimated 7,000 spectators. Previously, a school in Morecambe had held the record for 551 pairs.

The money raised during the three-legged race was matched by Barclays Wealth and Investment Management and, during the evening, a cheque was presented by Simon Scott, managing director, to the Children’s Centre for £6,500.

Mr Scott also presented a cheque for £300 to Terry Holmes, from the TT Marshals’ Association, as a thank you for the association’s help in marshalling the race.

Mr Bell said: ‘Thank you and congratulations for bringing the World Record back to the Isle of Man; it truly is a remarkable achievement and has also helped raise money for charities.

‘The event was a remarkable team working event and shows the Isle of Man at its best.

‘I will ensure the world record certificate that I have been presented with has pride of place at Government Offices.’

The race organisers, Barclays’ community investment committee, Home Strategic, Event Solutions, and The Douglas Development Partnership were also presented with official copies of the certificate.

 

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