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World's Longest Hug Launches World Record London - Winners

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Uploaded on Jan 28, 2012

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Four couples have taken the title for the world's longest marathon hug -- hugging continuously for 24 hours and 44 minutes - to launch World Record London, a new campaign that aims to make London a multi record-breaking city over the next six months.

Huggers began the record attempt at 07:30 on January 19 at the iconic Meeting Place statue at St. Pancras International station and finished this morning. From an original group of six couples, four made it to the end to clinch the title - Lorna Tulett, star of BBC's The Choir, and her army officer husband, Sergeant Bryan Tulett; stand-up comedian, Sanderson Jones and his friend, Mikey Lear; Xiang Xu and her husband, Andrew O'Brien; and best friends, Emily Brown and Rose Manley.

In addition to kicking off World Record London, the long embrace marks National Hugging Day on January 21 and represents a warm welcome to the world to London in 2012. The record break culminated with an official announcement from Guinness World Records and a mass group hug.

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