A British tortoise has set a new record for being the fastest tortoise in the world. The Guinness Book of World Records awarded Bertie the Tortoise of Brasside, England, after he completed a new record of 0.92 feet per second (or 0.62 miles per hour) during his run on an 18-foot course in just under 20 seconds. The new record obliterates the old one set by Charlie the Tortoise at 0.41 feet per second back in 1977.

The owners of Bertie, Marco Calzini and his wife, Janine, told Guinness World Records that they tested the tortoise multiple times and he beat the record in every attempt: “They made an application for the record, and although slightly worried that Bertie might not feel like performing on the day, his skill was not to be undermined.” Bertie has become an instant sensation locally and he will be included in the 2016 edition of the world record book.

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