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Chemmy Alcott enters the Guinness Book of Records for the third time

September 26, 2014
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Britain's best-known downhill skier Chemmy Alcott has entered the Guinness Book of Records by taking part in a non-stop roller ski-ing marathon. Newlywed Chemmy and four friends were delighted to 'ski' more than 235 miles in 24 hours smashing the old record by an impressive 35 miles.

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Chemmy, who retired from downhill skiing at the end of last season after taking part in an impressive four Olympics, told HELLO!: "It was much more testing than any downhill race I have ever done." 

Chemmy, 32, and the four friends pounded a gym-style ski-ing machine at Canary Wharf in South East London continually to make the record books.

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The challenge which raises hundreds of pounds for the charity Ski 4 Cancer is a pre-curser for the group cross-country ski-ing across The Arctic Circle next March. They will travel 160 km in three days in temperatures as low as -35C. Chemmy said: "It will be tough as it is the equivalent of four marathons. But I am determined to do it to raise money for the charity. It has been proven that sport and health can help combat cancer and that is what I am striving to."

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The ski in Canary Wharf is the third time that Chemmy – whose marriage to Dougie Crawford in June featured exclusively in HELLO!– has entered the Guinness Book of Records.

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She also holds the world record for beer mat flipping after catching 30 beer mats in 30 seconds and was part of a 600 strong group who set the bike bell orchestra record by playing their bike bells at the same time earlier this year.

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