Rollercoaster Richard’s on target

Richard Rodriguez is hoping to beat his own Big One marathon record.

Richard Rodriguez is hoping to beat his own Big One marathon record.

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BLACKPOOL Pleasure Beach’s resident roller coaster marathon man Richard Rodriguez is up to day 61 of his world record attempt.

He is now past the halfway mark of the challenge to ride the Big One for 103 days.

Under Guinness World Record rules the 54-year-old American is allowed five minutes break every hour, but he is allowed to accumulate these for longer rest periods.

Richard said: “It’s been a tough month with the weather but the customers here at Blackpool Pleasure Beach have been a source of inspiration for me to keep going.

“Riding with thousands of people every day is fantastic, they keep me going with their kind words.”

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