Dougal Glaisher, 23, paddled 2,000 miles in 40 days, beating previous record by 27 days

A 23-year-old with type 1 diabetes has broken the record for circumnavigating Britain in a kayak after paddling 2,000 miles in 40 days.

Dougal Glaisher arrived in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, at 5.40pm on Tuesday evening, beating the previous record by 27 days.

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