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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

World Record joy for Notts Leander Masters


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A quartet of masters swimmers from Nottingham Leander Club are celebrating after being confirmed as world record holders at the second attempt, after technical issues prevented them from getting it at the first try.

Alex Thurston, Iain MacMillan, Selena Burgess and Becky Milnes broke the 120+yrs Age Group 4 x 200m Mixed Freestyle Relay world mark at a masters event in November last year but have only recently received official confirmation of their achievement.

The group had originally broke the record at the ASA National Masters Championships in Sheffield last October but, during the race, the electronic timing system malfunctioned.

For the record to stand, the group needed to submit their 50-metre split times to FINA – the world governing body – however the results only showed the total time which meant the world record could not be ratified.

(Article from Nottingham Post)
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