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Newry man smashes treadmill world record

A Newry man has smashed the world record for the number of miles run on a treadmill within 12 hours.

Dermot Mathers, an advertising sales executive, beat the previous record of just over 58 miles by clocking an amazing 63 miles.

Cheered on by supporters, a weary Dermot achieved his new record at Newry’s Quays Shopping Centre.

A weary Mathers told the Newry Democrat he still has to get the feat officially recognised but says he’s “over the moon” and paid tribute to his supporters.

“While it was solo event it wasn't about me it was a team event as the crew behind me were amazing, they were just flawless.”

Belfast Telegraph