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03/05/04
London Boasts New TV Record
- 47 hour marathon-man 'stretched legs' to keep himself awake


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28/05/04
London Boasts New TV Record
- 47 hour marathon-man 'stretched legs' to keep himself awake

LONDONERS can puff out their chests this weekend, filled with pride that this city holds the prestigious record for continuous TV viewing.

The man to thank for this is Hendon's own Tom Gibson, who lasted a full 47 hours, eight minutes, beating the previous record by a whopping seven minutes which works out at two normal ad-breaks or one if you choose to watch Sky.

"This was no easy task," Gibson said. "On Wednesday morning at about 2am I felt like I was going to nod off but I stood up and stretched my legs to keep me awake - but never took my eyes off the screen."

Gibson carried out his task in a mocked-up living-room on the Cromwell Road which was open to public viewing. "My TV highlight would have to be watching the Champions League," our hero said.





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