Reece Tanner is first Aussie through for London World Record
While many people braved the heat to get to the front of the queue from as early as 2pm to be a part of the World Record attempt at Clapham yesterday, the man first through the gate claims he did not get there until 5.30pm.
By Lee Crossley
WHILE many people braved the heat to get to the front of the queue from as early as 2pm to be a part of the Aussie World Record attempt at Clapham Common yesterday, the man first through the gate claims he did not get there until 5.30pm.
Reece Tanner, 25 from Lavington, says mates got there early enough to hold his spot at the front and he merely waltzed on up and joined them (if you don’t mind!)
“I had mates up the front and met up with them,” he told Australian Times.
“I just edged my way around the front while they were all chatting and in I went.
“Obviously I wanted to break the record but I also wanted to get the free uniform to wear to the Olympics.”
Tanner, who has been in London since January, said he has also scored tickets to see the Australian Boomers in the basketball next week.
He said he’s loving his time in London but is expecting things to go to a whole new level over the next fortnight.
“London is awesome – it’s close to every country in the world so it’s easy to travel and most of the Australians from Australia are over here anyway,” he said.
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