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Images of children from Chernobyl helped a Garda endure 28 hours on a rowing machine and set a new world record at the University of Limerick on Saturday. Sergeant DJ O'Dwyer completed the marathon fundraising task, beating the previous record by 2 hours. Members of Limerick Youth Service, Garda colleagues and family members all supported Sergeant O'Dwyer by rowing on machines beside him during the event at the UL Arena. Money raised will help turn a property purchased in Chernobyl by the Gardai into an orphanage which will be run by the Chernobyl Children's Project International.
DJ said he had all the inspiration he needed to keep going for the full 28 hours.
Pic: Don Moloney/Press 22