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Dancing a new Guinness World Record

Posted on April 11, 2013

Dave Turner and Katie Walton set a new Guinness World Record for the longest distance ever danced at Hadley Stadium in Birmingham on Sunday, April 7.

The previous world record was set by Kelly Ranasinghe and Victoria Sudakov, who danced a distance of 5.02 km in 2003, but Dave and Katie beat that by completing 20 laps in an hour and 29 minutes and 15 seconds, setting the new record at 8.1km. The pair raised over £1,800 for the Birmingham Women’s Hospital neonatal unit. Congratulations to them!

For more on the story, see Dave and Katie’s website

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, was published last year in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

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