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Chain of Winnipeg skaters officially certified as Guinness World Record

The Chain for Change skaters are now official Guinness World Record holders. Michael Draven / Global News

Hundreds of Winnipeggers made their bid to skate into the record books in February, and their efforts were officially acknowledged Tuesday as a Guinness World Record.

The Chain for Change project, a fundraiser for CancerCare Manitoba, saw a total of 395 people skating on the Red River Mutual Trail at the Forks in a giant chain on Feb. 4, World Cancer Day.

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The Chain for Change organizers, who raised more than $146,000 as part of the record attempt, are now the proud holders of a Guinness certificate attesting to their world-record status.

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