Branson's world record attempt

Virgin boss, Richard Branson, 61, is attempting to become the oldest person to cross the English Channel riding a kite today.

The official record for the English Channel cross was set on September 17th, 1999, with a 2 hours and 30 minutes mark.

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Branson fails record attempt

Richard Branson has failed to break two world records today for the fastest and oldest person to kite surf across the English Channel.