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Soccer player kicks 105-yard goal, breaks Guinness World Record

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The goalkeeper for a professional soccer team in Britain broke a Guinness World Record by kicking a goal from 105 yards away.

Tom King, goalkeeper for Newport County, kicked the ball from his own 6-yard box during Wednesday's League Two game against Cheltenham Town and the ball was carried down the field by the wind until it sped past opposing goalie Joshua Griffiths and into the goal.

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Guinness World Records announced King's goal was a new world record, beating a 100.5-yard goal kicked by former Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic in 2013.

"I'm absolutely delighted because it's not something that I intentionally set out to do," King said in a statement. "I'm sure it will be talked about for a long time to come, so I'm proud and I'm sure my family will be extremely proud too."

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