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Guernsey men break rowing world record

A rowing machine like the one used to break the world record Credit: John Walton / EMPICS Sport

Two Guernsey men have broken a world record by rowing non stop for 24 hours.

Simon Johns and James Coquelin are now the holders of the world 24-hour indoor rowing record for the men's 30-39 years, lightweight category on the Concept-2 rowing machine.

They began around at 10am yesterday and needed to row over 172km between them.

The pair rowed for 20 minutes at a time before swapping over to reach their target.

Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation and The Ivy Trust charities are both are benefiting from the money raised from the feat.