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Guinness World Record set for longest indoor freefall

Two men set the Guinness World Record for the longest indoor freefall on Thursday.

SINGAPORE: So you think you can fly? Well, some think they can and they do it well.

A Guinness World Record for the longest indoor freefall was set on Thursday.

Two men spent 4 hours 22 minutes and 20 seconds flying in iFly Singapore's wind tunnel -- 20 minutes longer than the previous record.

They are Lawrence Koh, iFly Singapore's founder and managing director, and Kristopher Reynolds, iFly's chief instructor and trainer.

They also raised S$100 for charity, for every minute in the air after the record was broken.

Mr Koh said: "It was quite tough! I quite admire the last record holders. There were times...that the body told my mind to give up because it was quite tough in there. I just (told) myself mentally that I have to push on. I wanted to push myself to the limit and to inspire people not to give up."

The money raised will go to a new charity called So You Think You Can Fly, which was also launched at the event. 

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