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Giant pumpkin paddler 'sets record' in Portsmouth

24 October 2013 Last updated at 12:22 BST

An artist who works with outsized vegetables claims he has set a new world record of exactly two minutes for the fastest 100m paddle in a pumpkin.

Dmitri Galitzine sourced two 600lb (270kg) and 800lb (360kg) squashes at the Mere Brow Giant Pumpkin Show.

Speaking after his 100m paddle in Portsmouth, he said it had been "difficult" but paddling the pumpkin through the dock had "felt good".

Guinness World Records said it had received notification of the attempt.

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