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CBBC star beats Amazon challenge

CBBC's Helen Skelton has become the first woman to kayak the length of the Amazon River on her own.

It took her six weeks to complete the mammoth 2,010-mile journey in Brazil, raising awareness of the Sport Relief charity along the way.

Helen's also set a new world record for the longest distance kayaked by a woman in a day - a muscle-tiring 75 miles!

As Joe reports, it's the latest in a long line of gruelling challenges the Blue Peter presenter's taken on...