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World record set by Wrexham-born Savage's bum

Published date: 14 March 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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ROBBIE Savage has set a world record – with his backside.

The Wrexham man achieved a new Guinness world record title for the most seats sat on in one minute at Wembley Stadium.

After a nail-biting contest that saw the former-Welsh international footballer beat fellow competitor Alan Shearer to become a new Guinness World Records title holder by just one seat, the pair continue on their Sport Relief race to be the first to sit on half the seats at Wembley – a brutal 45,000 seats each.

Latest stats revealed Savage, from Bradley. was trailing 614 seats behind Shearer on the third day of the five-day challenge, despite his world record being achieved yesterday morning.

On Thursday – day four of the challenge – the pair upped their competitive spirit with the Guinness World Records attempt.

With their backsides now feeling the burn having squatted and slid over 30,000 seats each, the pair dug deep and powered through the pain in the world record bid – with 60 seats in one minute the number to beat.

After managing to cover a whopping 86 seats in 60 seconds, Savage emerged the victor.

After winning the mini-battle, Savage tweeted: “I’m a World Record holder! 86 seats in one minute. Only another 15,000 odd to go #backsides”

Guinness World Records adjudicator Tom Ibison said: “It’s a thin line between success and failure, and so it provided as Robbie managed to sit on one more seat than Alan and achieve the new Guinness World Records title for most seats sat on in one minute.”

At the close of day three, despite clocking up 8,722 seats in his third 24-hour stint, Savage’s determined effort still fell short of Shearer’s speedy squatting – pushing the ex-England captain and fellow BBC football pundit even further into pole position with a massive 9,020 seats covered in day three.

To support Savage in this brutal task, as well as to be in with the chance to win prizes, the Battle of the Backsides competition can be entered at www.sportrelief.com/backsides

Each competition entry costs £5, which goes to Sport Relief.

Prizes include tickets to see England play at the World Cup in Brazil, two centre court tickets to Wimbledon or to see One Direction on their UK tour.

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