Doyle set to move one step closer to historic world record milestone

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Paddy Doyle will move one step closer to the 350-record milestone this weekend when he takes on an 26-mile speed march carrying a 40lb backpack.

Provided he beats the Guinness World Record of 6 hr 28 min, the Balsall Common athlete will tackle his 350th on December 6 when he attempts a half-marathon speed march carrying a 40lb backpack.

The milestone will see him finish at the Royal British Legion Club in Berkswell, with the former paratrooper then taking on a strength record in front of his loyal supporters.

Dean Gould, president of Registry of World Record Holders, said: “If Paddy is successful he will be the first endurance athlete to go down in history, achieving such a global honour.

“I have no doubt he will succeed.”