Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man three-legged world record attempt planned

Three-legged race
Image caption The world record was set at the Ichinomiya High School in Japan in 2011

More than 1,000 people in the Isle of Man will attempt to set a new world record for the largest three-legged race next month.

The current record of 1,004 (502 pairs) was set by a Japanese High School in November 2011.

Organiser Simon Scott said: "There is only one group of people who should hold the record for this race - the people of the Isle of Man."

The 'Three Legs of Man' is the Isle of Man's national symbol.

The record attempt which will be held on 6 May will see pairs completing a 200m race along Douglas promenade.

The Isle of Man previously held the record in 2009 when 468 pairs finished a race.

Mr Scott added: "We need to bring the record home again - it's time to re-claim our pride!"

All of the money raised will be given to the Isle of Man Children's Centre.

A variety of other entertainment is also planned for the day.

Anyone wishing to take part can register online.

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