Pantsman aims to win back record with more than 250 pairs of underwear

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RECORD-BREAKING Pantsman is back and ready to take on a new Guinness World Record.

Gary Craig was crowned a record breaker in 2010 when he managed to pull on 211 pairs of underpants.

But his crown was snatched from him after Janine Keblish, of Seattle, in the U.S., took the title earlier this year, which currently stands at 252 pairs.

On Sunday, as entrants finish this year’s Bupa Great North Run, Gary, from Whitburn, will be making another bid for the title.

The 53-year-old said: “When people realise I am back, I think there will be some groans, but I believe everyone else will be good spirited.

“Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to make a career out of this, but I want to claim back the record, while raising money for good causes.”

Gary, an architect, will be attempting the record in the 13.1-mile run’s finishing tent.

Although the figure he is going for remains a secret, Gary claims it will be “a lot more” than the current record.

While he pulls on the underwear, he will be collecting donations for charities including Leukaemia Research.

The dad-of-two will begin his quest just after the Red Arrows fly over at 1.20pm and it is expected to take him about 30 minutes.