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Over 3,000 people turned out for the Killarney Welly Walk on May 11. Photo by: Facebook

Killarney clinches world record for walking in welly boots (VIDEO)

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Over 3,000 people turned out for the Killarney Welly Walk on May 11. Photo by: Facebook

Over 3,000 people wearing welly boots strutted their way towards breaking a world record this weekend in Killarney, Co. Kerry.

Nothing – especially not a little bit of rain – was going to hold them back.

The World Welly Run, organized by the Glenflesk GAA club, drew over 3,000 participants in an array of rain boots for a 1km walk.

The previous record of 1,976 was set last year by the people of Ketchikan, Alaska.

There was even a ‘Happy’ video to drum up excitement for the event. While we’ve definitely never seen Irish dancers, construction workers, groomsmen, or a tiny lamb grooving in wellies, the crew of very serious looking road bikers may take the cake:

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