Blog: Britons wimp out of bikini record
Leonie Barrie | 3 August 2009
In most countries August would be a sure-bet for wearing bikinis on the beach, but perhaps asking thousands of Brits to do so in a typically overcast summer is just plain unrealistic.
A brisk Southend beach yesterday played host to an attempt to break the world record for the largest ever swimsuit shoot.
However, according to this article in The Times newspaper, instead of the 1,923 bikini-clad women needed to break the Guinness World Record, a meagre 42 turned out.
The failed challenge - previously set on Riviera central beach in Sochi, Russia - was blamed on the anticipated threat of miserable weather.
Although the organisers admitted their disappointment, they were not deterred and have made plans to attempt the world record next year, this time including men in bikini bottoms to improve their chances.
However, the bar will again be raised by Sochi organisers who are expecting to assemble 2,014 before the 2014 winter Olympics.
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