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Wednesday 22 August 2018

It's a kiss goodbye to record attempt

Clara Murphy and Carol OHara pictured at the Guinness World Record attempt to create the longest kissing chain to raise awareness of Pulmonary Hypertension,organised by The Pulmonary Hypertension Association at St Brigid’s GAA Grounds, Russell Park, Navan Rd., Dublin this afternoon…Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
Clara Murphy and Carol OHara pictured at the Guinness World Record attempt to create the longest kissing chain to raise awareness of Pulmonary Hypertension,organised by The Pulmonary Hypertension Association at St Brigid’s GAA Grounds, Russell Park, Navan Rd., Dublin this afternoon…Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

This record-breaking attempt was unfortunately not sealed with a kiss.

Almost 300 people took part in a kissing chain in a bid to break the world record and raise awareness of pulmonary hypertension.

However, the organisation said they were 50 people short in the line at St Brigid's GAA grounds on the Navan Road to beat the current record held by China.

"We had 292 people and we needed 351," Regina Prenderville from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association told the Herald.

Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension is often misdiagnosed.

"Patients present with tiredness and breathlessness so doctors often treat them for asthma," Ms Prenderville said.

"But if it is not correctly diagnosed, it can be fatal."

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