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Saturday, 23 June 2012
Bolton School Old Girl, Rachel Flanders, has set another
Guinness World Record. Rachel, along with rowing colleague
Robbie McFarland, set a new world record for the furthest distance
rowed in a 24 hour period. Working in 20 minute stretches,
the two rowers clocked up a distance of just over 307,000
The pair undertook the row at the Lowry Centre at Salford and
Rachel reflected: "I am thrilled to set another record. It
was very tiring. We had no sleep and kept going on peanut
butter sandwiches, bananas and lots and lots of tea!"
Rachel was an Olympic torchbearer as it progressed through
Bolton and past the School and made use of her torch to good effect
at the Lowry on the day of the row. By lending the torch out
to passers by for photographs, she and Robbie raised over £1,000
for Sport Relief.
In 2008, aged just 17 and whilst still at Bolton School, Rachel
became the youngest person to row across the Atlantic.
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