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Teen breaks world record in Finnish phone throwing contest

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A teenager in Finland has broken the world record at this year's Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships.

18-year-old Ere Karjalainen managed an impressive distance of 101.46 metres (332 feet, 10 inches) in the competition securing himself first place, Yahoo! reports.

The competition has taken place in the town of Savonlinna since 2000 and is now in its 13th year.

Finland is the home of Nokia and therefore has a huge selection of obsolete phones.

The competition features both men and women's competitions as well a junior contest. Organisers have the help of satellite-based instruments to measure the distances thrown.

Karjalainen won by a comfortable margin as second place thrower, South African Jeremy Gallop, threw a phone 94.67 metres.

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