RAF serviceman breaks world record despite tearing his ligaments
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An RAF Honington serviceman has refused to let an injury stop him from achieving his goals after he used his recovery to train and break a world record.
Trainee gunner Edward Iredale, 27, from Ellenborough, Cumbria, is training for the RAF at the base on the Norfolk/Suffolk border but suffered torn ligaments in his ankle.
He start rehabilitation using a SkiErg, an indoor skiing machine, and in November set a British record of completing 10,000metres in just 35 minutes and 46 seconds.
This was not enough for the aircraftman, setting a new world record for distance in half-an-hour by covering 8,546 metres.
A SkiErg allows users to simulate using ski poles with weights either standing or sitting.
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AC Iredale joined the RAF earlier this year wanting a better life for his family.
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