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Lewis Clarke recognised by Guinness World Records

Lewis Clarke Image copyright Lewis Clarke
Image caption Lewis Clarke, from Bristol, spent 48 days skiing the 700-mile (1,100km) route to the South Pole

A 16-year-old boy has been officially recognised by Guinness World Records for becoming the youngest person to ski to the South Pole.

Lewis Clarke, from Bristol, spent 48 days completing a 700-mile (1,100km) route inland from the Antarctic coast.

The teenager endured temperatures as low as -40C (-40F) and winds of up to 120mph (193km/h) during the trek.

Guinness World Records has invited Lewis to accept a certificate at its London Office.

A spokesman from Guinness World Records said the teenager was "inspiring to people all around the world".

"I'm glad that we can recognise him," he said. "Lewis has proved himself more than worthy of a spot in our books."

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