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A STRONG-WILLED Amer­sham mum is at­tempt­ing a World Record to raise money for Can­cer Re­search UK.

Clau­dia Cooke, a per­sonal trainer and mum-of-two from Amer­sham, is on a mis­sion to get her­self into the Guin­ness Book of Records by lift­ing 24,000 kg in one hour, us­ing a ket­tle­bell swing.

The record-break­ing chal­lenge is part of a fundrais­ing cam­paign by the team at CrossFit Chiltern as they aim to raise £10,000 for Can­cer Re­search UK.

Clau­dia’s at­tempt at the record will take place on Novem­ber 24, fol­low­ing an­other fundrais­ing event, Bat­tle Can­cer, held in Lon­don Olympia on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 20. The crossFit Chiltern team will be a part of 150 teams com­pet­ing to com­plete seven work­outs each, all with the goal of rais­ing as much money as pos­si­ble to sup­port the can­cer char­ity.

Ear­lier this year Clau­dia’s dad, Jack Hobbs, was di­ag­nosed with Stage four lung can­cer. Hav­ing never smoked and be­ing an ac­tive and healthy 70 year old, the di­ag­no­sis came as a shock. The can­cer had spread to his spine and within a week from di­ag­no­sis, his mo­bil­ity was se­verely com­pro­mised by the spinal tu­mour.

Clau­dia Cooke said: “I want to help in any way I can to re-bal­ance this war against can­cer and to show how awe­some and re­silient the hu­man body is when we are de­ter­mined and fo­cused. I want to make my dad proud and help other peo­ple that are also suf­fer­ing.”

The cur­rent Guin­ness World Record for the heav­i­est weight lifted in one hour us­ing a ket­tle­bell swing, stands at 23,834.9 kg and was achieved by Me­gan Kelly, also from the UK, in July 2017.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the CrossFit Chiltern’s ef­fort or to do­nate, visit: www.just­giv­ fundrais­ing/cross­fitchiltern

Clau­dia Cooke from Amer­sham trains for her world record at­tempt

Clau­dia and her fa­ther Jack

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