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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.

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Sir Richard Branson to make another kite surfing bid today

Sir Richard Branson will try again today to set two world records by kite-surfing across the Channel - 24 hours after being forced to abort his initial bid.

The 61-year-old Virgin tycoon wants to be the oldest person to cross and also break the record set by his son Sam for the fastest crossing.

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