Derbyshire man, 106, bags third Guinness World Record


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A man has collected his third Guinness World Record on his 106th birthday by becoming the oldest person to ride a zip wire.

Jack Reynolds, from Hollingwood, near Chesterfield, scaled the 197ft-high (60m) wire on live TV to raise money for a stroke charity.

Mr Reynolds became the oldest person to ride a rollercoaster in April 2017.

On his 104th birthday he became the oldest person to get their first tattoo.

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Mr Reynolds said he had had the “perfect day”

The daredevil travelled down the 1,312ft-long (400m) zip wire live on ITV.

He said to the camera: “This speaks for itself.”

When asked how the zip wire ride compared to his previous adventures, he replied: “It’s different but it’s better. It’s been a really good day today.

“It’s been perfect.”

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Mr Reynolds has been doing challenges on his birthday

When he turned 102 he took part in the ice bucket challenge, raising money for research into motor neurone disease, wearing just a pair of Union Jack flag underpants.

Mr Reynolds has previously said a drop of whisky added to his morning tea helped him stay fit and healthy.

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Jack Reynolds receives his Guinness World Record certificate after riding the Twistersaurus rollercoaster

On his JustGiving page, he said: “It has become somewhat of a tradition that on my birthday I use my new age to help raise money for worthy charities.

“Please follow my journey and help me achieve my target for this great cause.”

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