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Former British Olympic skier breaks world record for towed speed skiing

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 01:20

A new Guinness World Record has been set for the fastest towed speed on skis, by former British Olympic skier Graham Bell

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SHOWS: ARJEPLOG, SWEDEN (RECENT) (JAGUAR VNR - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH OLYMPIC SKIER, GRAHAM BELL, SAYING: "I've been a downhill racer for many years and I'm going to try and break the world record for towed speed skiing." / SOUNDBITE OVERLAID WITH VARIOUS OF BELL DRIVING CAR 2. VARIOUS OF BELL GETTING READY FOR GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT (MUTE) 3. CAR TAKING OFF 4. ROPE ON GROUND BEING PULLED 5. VARIOUS OF BELL DURING GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT / DRIVER OF CAR / PEOPLE WATCHING / CAR SPEEDOMETER 6. (SOUNDBITE) (English) GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS ADJUDICATOR, ANNA ORFORD, SAYING: "The highest average you achieved today was 189.07 kilometres per hour so it's a new Guinness World Record." 7. BELL CELEBRATING 8. PEOPLE APPLAUDING 9. VARIOUS OF BELL HOLDING CERTIFICATE STORY: Former British Olympic skier Graham Bell broke the Guinness World Record for the fastest towed speed on skis in Arjeplog in Sweden. Bell teamed up with Jaguar to make the attempt, reaching an average speed of 189.07 kilometres per hour as he was towed along behind the vehicle. The previous record was 112.65 kilometres per hour.

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Former British Olympic skier breaks world record for towed speed skiing

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 01:20