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Ex-Athlete Breaks Pedalo World Record Despite Having Motor Neurone Disease

Alex Gibson and his team in a pedalo navigated the Thames in over two and a half days.

Alex Gibson, a former Great Britain decathlete with motor neurone disease broke the world record for navigating the Thames on a pedalo. He was part of a four-man team that pedalled from Lechlade in Gloucestershire to Teddington in south-west London. This was a unofficial time of 2 days, 15 hours and 2 minutes – breaking the previous record by almost 2 days.

Guinness World Records are to make it legit in the coming weeks.

The team was raising money for Challenging MND, this is a charity that was founded by Mr Gibson. They aim to provide funds and support for people with the condition to take on other challenges of their own.

Alex Gibson’s previous challenges have involved cycling the Outer Hebrides and scaling Ben Nevis Scafell Pike and Snowdon.


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