From ice hockey player to record breaker for Chris

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The next time Fleet kitchen fitter Chris Nene (23) looks in the Guinness Book of World Records, he is likely to find his name in it.

That’s because Chris was among a group of 32 players to set a new world record for the longest game of inline roller hockey ever, beating the previous record by more than four and half hours.

Two teams of players, the yellows and the blues for whom Chris played, battled it out for exactly 30 hours at Solent Arena, Hampshire, to secure their place in the record books, although their success is still to be verified.

The game was also played to raise money for the arena which caters for minority and disability sports.

Chris, who plays ice hockey for Peterborough Phoenix development team, said: “I saw details of the record attempt on Twitter and asked if I could take part.

“We started playing at about 10am on Saturday October 26 and all of us were allowed a five-minute comfort break for every hour we played.

“When we beat the old record of 25 hours 20 minutes, a horn sounded and all the players on the bench cheered while the rest kept on playing.

“I’m very proud to have been part of this because it’s a once in a lifetime thing and to say I’ve got a share in a world record, in a sport that I’ve always followed, is something I’m really happy about.”