Dave Chettle wanted to believe he’d smashed the world record by seven minutes. But deep down, he knew.

Chettle had stopped the clock at the unbelievable time of 2:02:24. As in, literally unbelievable.

The time was over seven minutes faster than the recognised world’s best at the time, held by fellow Aussie Derek Clayton. And the next 10 finishers all beat it, too. Something was clearly wrong.

“I wanted to believe it, the adrenaline was pumping and the organiser was excited,” Chettle recalled. “But then they had a police officer there on a motorbike, who was escorting us. He had a…

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Bourbiza Mohamed is an award-winning travel journalist who has been writing about her adventures around the world for over a decade. With a passion for exploring new cultures and experiencing different ways of life, Bourbiza Mohamed has traveled to over 107 countries across six continents and has documented her journeys in numerous publications. Bourbiza Mohamed writing is known for its vivid descriptions and personal anecdotes, which transport readers to the destinations she writes about. Her articles cover a wide range of topics, from off-the-beaten-path adventures to luxury travel experiences, and she has a particular interest in sustainable tourism and responsible travel. In addition to her writing, Bourbiza Mohamed is also an accomplished photographer, capturing stunning images of the people, landscapes, and wildlife she encounters on her travels. Her photos have been featured in publications such as National Geographic, Lonely Planet, and Conde Nast Traveler.

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