Curlers' World Record Attempt

Curlers in Dumfries and Galloway are attempting to break the world record for the longest game played on the ice.

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Curlers break world record

Curlers in action Credit: ITV Border
World record breaking curlers Credit: ITV Border

A group of curlers from Dumfries have beaten the world record for the longest ever game.

They have smashed the previous world record of 57 hours.

The curlers began their game on Thursday and beat the previous record by around five hours.

The record now has to be verified by Guinness World Records

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The world record attempt is taking place in Dumfries Credit: ITV Border

Curlers in Dumfries will find out today if they have entered the record books.

They started their gruelling challenge at 10 am on Thursday and are aiming to play continuously for 72 hours. They'll pass that mark at 7pm tonight (Saturday 3rd March).

The record is currently 57 hours and 44 seconds.

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Curlers' world record attempt

The curlers prepare to start their world record attempt Credit: ITV Border

Ten curlers from Dumfries and Galloway are this morning bidding to break the world record for the longest game.

It currently stands at 57 hrs and 44 secs and was set by a Canadian team.

The record attempt at the Dumfries Ice Bowl will take the players until Sunday to complete.

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