THE world record for the longest distance travelled by a conga line has been smashed by a group of co-workers who danced for an incredible 14 miles.

The team of ten financial advisors spent five-and-a-half hours skipping to the famous Black Lace track in Bournemouth.

They completed an astonishing 57 laps of their local running track - with the 'Do the Conga' song played 110 times on a loop.

Their efforts saw them break the previous best which had stood at just under 11 miles.

They now have 12 weeks to officially submit their attempt and be officially recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records.

The athletes, who all work for Nationwide Building Society, were joined together by a piece of string to ensure the conga line was kept together.

According to official Guinness rules as soon as one member drops out, the attempt is brought to an end.

Johnny Dunne, 39, organised the event after hearing about some of the wackiest world records on the radio in February.

The group, who wore colourful tutus during their conga line, were raising money for children's hospice Julia's House.

They have so far raised £1,000 with hopes that figure will rise now the record has been achieved.

They were also supported by a number of independent witnesses, timekeepers and even a cameraman.

Mr Dunne said: "My legs and back are both so tired after what was an incredible effort.

"We had ten participants but overall it was a team of 19 with timekeepers, witnesses and a camera man.

"We thought this was a wacky idea when we first came up with it but never would have guessed it would have been so tough.

"When we set the target the record was just 4.7 miles and now it's more than double that.

"It feels really good to be able to donate money to the hospice and also get into the Guinness Book of Records."

He added: "The rules and regulations are very strict and we had to have Do the Conga playing continuously for it to count.

"After a while it just becomes white noise but I think some of the runners at the track may have been getting rather annoyed by it!

"The end was slightly strange as we were all too exhausted to be outwardly elated.

"I think once it sinks in we'll all be really pleased."