Footballer keeps it up for 36 miles
Published 26/01/2010 | 22:53
A football freestyler has finished the first leg of a world record attempt after playing "keepy-uppy" for around 36 miles.
Dan Magness, 26, from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, began juggling the ball at Fulham Football Club's Craven Cottage home at 8am on Tuesday under the supervision of Guinness officials.
He completed his 14-hour tour of London's five Premier League grounds when he arrived at Tottenham Hotspur's White Hart Lane home at about 10pm.
His spokesman said: "Dan is exhausted but had an amazing time. He absolutely loved it."
Mr Magness now hopes to plot a route around the country as he bids to become the first person to visit every Premier League club in the country while juggling a ball.
"The record is going to carry on," said the spokesman. "This was the most challenging part of it - visiting five London clubs in one day."
Mr Magness honed his skills while growing up in Guildford, Surrey, earning a move to Wimbledon as a teenager.
But at the age of 16, he decided to concentrate on his tricks and, a year later, he became the British keepy-uppy champion after keeping a football up for 13.5 hours.
Last May, Mr Magness, of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, beat the Guinness world record for controlling a football in the air when he kept it off the ground for 24 hours.
He entertains fans at half-time for a number of football clubs and is also an FA coach.