Meet the Official Ironing World Record Holder!

20/06/2012 | Posted in Ironing, Ironing World Championships

We could only work with the world’s best to help us launch The World Ironing Championships which is why we went straight to the top to recruit the man who set the world record for the Longest Ironing Marathon.

In 2008 Ben Walton from Andover ironed an incredible 923 garments in 60 hours, to a record breaking standard! Ben steamed through hundreds of garments as two official adjudicators watched on to ensure each garment was ironed to the highest quality. He was allowed just a 5 minute break each hour which he could accumulate into a maximum half hour break.

As well as gaining this fantastic accolade, Ben also raised over £5000 in sponsorship which went towards buying an incubator at Winchester’s Royal County Hospital.

Now, ironing idol Ben is helping us out with our competition to find the world’s best ironers. Entrants are in with the chance of winning £500 and a money-can’t-buy golden Morphy Richards iron, as well as the official title of World Ironing Champion!

Why not get a head start by checking out Ben’s top tips for achieving the very best quality of finish in the quickest time possible when pressing a shirt.

Check out our official competition page to find out how to upload your video entry and WIN!

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