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Monday, August 3, 1998 Published at 16:00 GMT 17:00 UK

World: Americas

Roller coaster record

A Miami university lecturer has set a new record for riding a roller coaster.

Richard Rodriguez spent forty seven days on board the Big Dipper coaster in the English resort of Blackpool nearly twice as long as the previous record.

Mr Rodriguez, who was allowed an hour a day off to shower and have a hot meal, said he was glad to be back on stable ground.

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