Ex soldier breaks world treadmill record

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London, Jan 17 (ANI): A former soldier has entered the record books by covering more than 500 miles in a week on a treadmill, smashing previous record of 468 miles.

Mike Buss broke the previous record, set last summer by fellow ex-soldier Lee Chamberlain, in seven days on Friday - his sixth day of running.

Buss, from Highworth, in Swindon, had reached 517.25 miles by the deadline of noon on Saturday.

The 35-year-old has been running three marathons a day on the treadmill at the Brunel Shopping Centre in the town.

He has had only two hours sleep a day with brief breaks for food and a massage.

The former Army physical training instructor has been burning around 11,000 calories a day and as he only takes in around 3,500 calories he has lost eight and a half pounds in weight.

Buss has been running between 3.7 miles an hour and six miles an hour and has lost two toenails during the challenge.

He is raising money for the charity Help For Heroes, which assists injured British servicemen and their families, and hopes to raise 100,000 pounds by Christmas and 1 million pounds by 2014.

"I was always looking at hitting the 500 mark so to go 17 miles further is brilliant," the Telegraph quoted Buss as saying.

"I've lost two toenails, my legs are aching and the arches of my feet are painful after hitting the treadmill for more than 20 hours a day but I feel good," he added. (ANI)

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