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British Footballer Attempts World Record

PTI 27 Jan 2010, 20:50:27 PM IST
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A football freestyler embarked on a bid to set a new world record by juggling a football for 30 miles across London.

Dan Magness plans to “keepy-uppy” a ball 30 miles across London, visiting every Premier League stadium in the capital.

The 26-year-old started the attempt to juggle the ball at Fulham FC's Craven Cottage ground under the supervision of Guinness officials.

He hopes to arrive on the pitch at Tottenham Hotspur at 6.30pm, setting a record for the longest keepy-uppy journey in the process.

Mr Magness honed his skills while growing up in Guildford, Surrey, earning a signing to Wimbledon as a teenager.

But at the age of 16, he decided to concentrate on his tricks and, a year later, he became the British keepy-uppy champion after keeping a football up for 13.5 hours.

Last May, Mr Magness, of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, beat the Guinness world record for controlling a football in the air when he kept it off the ground for 24 hours.