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Last Updated: Tuesday February 09 2010 17:01 GMT

Blue Peter's Helen smashes record

Helen Skelton

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Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton has paddled into the record books after passing the halfway point of her massive Sport Relief Amazon Challenge.

Helen's attempting to become the first woman in history to kayak 2,010 miles down the Amazon River on her own.

She's already broken two world kayaking records, tripling the current official record for the longest solo journey by kayak.

So far she's clocked up just over 1,000 miles in three weeks and has also set a record for the longest distance kayaked by a woman in a day.

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