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     Wednesday, October 13, 2010

 Largest piggyback race -The History Maker Foundation sets world record

 COLCHESTER, UK--296 'piggy backers' raced over a 100m course in Lower Castle Park , setting the world record for the Largest Piggyback race during an event organised by Christian organisation, the History Maker Foundation.

   Photo: Nearing the finish line in the World's Largest Piggy Back race for the charity History Maker Foundation.  (enlarge photo)

The attempt is the first event organised by Christian organisation, the History Maker Foundation.

   The History Maker Foundation was set-up in the memory of Penny's son Joey, who died in a mountaineering accident in 2008.

The previous Guinness World Record for the Largest Piggyback race was 128 participants.

 It aims to give young disabled and disadvantaged people the opportunity to get involved with outdoor pursuits, something that Joey, an instructor at the Compass Christian Centre in Scotland, was passionate about.

 "It is a race, but not for the fastest time, we're just doing this as participation," said organiser Penny Pancaldi.

   "So it doesn't really matter if it takes more than the record which is 16 or so seconds - it can take a lot longer than that."

    Penny explained the idea behind the Largest piggyback race in the world had been inspired by a family photograph.

  "When my daughter, Charity, was 16, Joey came home from Scotland and we took a whole sequence of pictures," she said.
   "I realised that quite a lot of the time she used to jump onto his back and ride piggyback. "We had this amazing picture and that's what gave us the idea to do it."

   The Guinness World Record for the fastest piggy back race over 100 m is 16.97 sec and was set by Rommell Griffith carrying Ulinda Griffith (both Barbados) as part of the Barbados World Record Festival at the Barbados National Stadium, St Michael, Barbados.

    Guinness World Records also recognized the fastest piggyback race over 1 mile (1.61 km) - 13 min 1 sec, , set by Ashrita Furman (USA) carrying Bipin Larkin at the Egilshöll Sports Complex, Reykjavik, Iceland.

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