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Freddie Flintoff breaks 14 world records in 12 hours for Sport Relief

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Freddie Flintoff has completed his BT Sport Relief challenge, surpassing his goal of breaking 12 Guinness World Records in 12 hours.

The former England cricket captain began his task on Monday morning, travelling between various London locations as he attempted the records.

Freddie Flintoff

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Flintoff finished the challenge by popping 52 party poppers in one minute, bringing the grand total of Guinness World Records to 14.

"It's been an emotional day and it didn't start off too well this morning. I was too heavy for the bungee and I couldn't drive. But it was no secret that the one I really wanted was the pedalo - so I am thrilled I got that," he said at the end of the day.

"Steve Harmison joined me for part of the day and he helped me get two records. It's been a fantastic day, I've set 14 records and the best bit is it's all been to raise money for Sport Relief."

Among Flintoff's successful records were eating 38 peas with a cocktail stick in 30 seconds, drinking a hot chocolate in 5.45 seconds and getting the most Facebook page likes in an hour, of which he received 52,719.

While he failed at several attempts, including his final task of duct taping Alex Jones to a wall on The One Show, Flintoff achieved his 12th record at 6.10pm and continued on his efforts, eventually reaching the final record count of 14.

Highlights of Flintoff's challenge will be shown on the Sport Relief night of TV on BBC One and BBC One HD on Friday, March 23.

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Watch Freddie Flintoff embark on his Sport Relief challenge below:


Look through a gallery of images from Flintoff's record breaking challenges below:

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