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Man, 99, breaks Guinness records with charity walk, recording single

A 99-year-old British man broke two Guinness World Records in the month leading up to his 100th birthday. Photo courtesy of Guinness World Records
A 99-year-old British man broke two Guinness World Records in the month leading up to his 100th birthday. Photo courtesy of Guinness World Records

April 27 (UPI) -- A 99-year-old man followed up his Guinness World Record for most money raised by a charity walk with a second record celebrating his accomplishment as a recording artist.

Tom Moore, a retired captain who served in World War II, had originally aimed to raise just $1,200 for National Health Service Charities Together when he set out to complete 100 laps around his Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, garden before his 100th birthday.

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Moore completed his walk April 16, and donations to his JustGiving page reached nearly $35 million, earning him a Guinness World Record for the most money raised by charity walk (individual).

Moore earned a second Guinness record Friday, when You'll Never Walk Alone, a single he appeared on with recording artist Michael ball, reached the top of the U.K. charts. Moore is now the record-holder for oldest person to reach number one in the U.K. charts at 99 years and 359 days old.

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