New Zealand duo smash egg throwing record

June 26 (Reuters) - A New Zealand duo have cracked the record for the longest throw and catch of an egg.

Nick Hornstein and Robbie Hollander's 265 foot effort was the highlight of the annual World Egg-Throwing Championships, held in the English village of Swaton.

Sunday's event also saw a victory for Canada, with Julie Moen winning the Egg Russian Roulette challenge.

The messy challenge sees two players, sitting opposite each other, taking it in turn to pick from six eggs, five boiled and one raw, and smashing them on their heads. Whoever avoids the raw egg is declared winner.

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Egg shells are seen underneath a table which was the scene of the Russian Roulette discipline of the 2017 World Egg Throwing Championships at Swaton Vintage Fair in Lincolnshire, England on June 25, 2017. Entrants travel from many countries to take part in the annual village fair where the World Egg Throwing Championships are held. There are different categories and disciplines including Russian roulette, egg target throwing with accuracy, egg throwing static relay and the trebuchet challenge. The Russian Roulette event is a one-on-one challenge in which competitors are faced with six eggs, only one of which is raw, and take turns to smash the egg on their own head. 

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A competitor smashes the one raw egg on their own head during the Russian Roulette discipline of the 2017 World Egg Throwing Championships at Swaton Vintage Fair in Lincolnshire, England on June 25, 2017. Entrants travel from many countries to take part in the annual village fair where the World Egg Throwing Championships are held. There are different categories and disciplines including Russian roulette, egg target throwing with accuracy, egg throwing static relay and the trebuchet challenge. The Russian Roulette event is a one-on-one challenge in which competitors are faced with six eggs, only one of which is raw, and take turns to smash the egg on their own head.

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A competitor celebrates catching an unbroken egg from 30 metres during the final egg throwing challenge during the 2017 World Egg Throwing Championships at Swaton Vintage Fair in Lincolnshire, England on June 25, 2017. Entrants travel from many countries to take part in the annual village fair where the World Egg Throwing Championships are held. There are different categories and disciplines including Russian roulette, egg target throwing with accuracy, egg throwing static relay and the trebuchet challenge. 

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Officials are seen at the 2017 World Egg Throwing Championships at Swaton Vintage Fair in Lincolnshire, England on June 25, 2017. Entrants travel from many countries to take part in the annual village fair where the World Egg Throwing Championships are held. There are different categories and disciplines including Russian roulette, egg target throwing with accuracy, egg throwing static relay and the trebuchet challenge. In the target throwing challenge competitors get points dependant on where they hit the chicken.

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Julie Moens (C) and Tyler Hislop of Canada celebrate Moens's victory in the final of the Russian Roulette discipline during the 2017 World Egg Throwing Championships at Swaton Vintage Fair in Lincolnshire, England on June 25, 2017. Entrants travel from many countries to take part in the annual village fair where the World Egg Throwing Championships are held. There are different categories and disciplines including Russian roulette, egg target throwing with accuracy, egg throwing static relay and the trebuchet challenge. 

(LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)

A man in a chicken costume is the target during the World Target Throwing with Accuracy Challenge of the 2017 World Egg Throwing Championships at Swaton Vintage Fair in Lincolnshire, England on June 25, 2017. Entrants travel from many countries to take part in the annual village fair where the World Egg Throwing Championships are held. There are different categories and disciplines including Russian roulette, egg target throwing with accuracy, egg throwing static relay and the trebuchet challenge. In the target throwing challenge competitors get points dependent on where they hit the chicken.

(LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)

A competitor fails to catch a thrown egg without it smashing during an egg throwing discipline of the 2017 World Egg Throwing Championships at Swaton Vintage Fair in Lincolnshire, England on June 25, 2017. Entrants travel from many countries to take part in the annual village fair where the World Egg Throwing Championships are held. There are different categories and disciplines including Russian roulette, egg target throwing with accuracy, egg throwing static relay and the trebuchet challenge. 

(LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)

A competitor fails to catch a thrown egg without it smashing during an egg throwing discipline of the 2017 World Egg Throwing Championships at Swaton Vintage Fair in Lincolnshire, England on June 25, 2017. Entrants travel from many countries to take part in the annual village fair where the World Egg Throwing Championships are held. There are different categories and disciplines including Russian roulette, egg target throwing with accuracy, egg throwing static relay and the trebuchet challenge. 

(LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)

A competitor fails to catch a thrown egg without it smashing during an egg throwing discipline of the 2017 World Egg Throwing Championships at Swaton Vintage Fair in Lincolnshire, England on June 25, 2017. Entrants travel from many countries to take part in the annual village fair where the World Egg Throwing Championships are held. There are different categories and disciplines including Russian roulette, egg target throwing with accuracy, egg throwing static relay and the trebuchet challenge. 

(LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)

A competitor goes to catch a thrown egg trying to do so without it smashing during an egg throwing discipline of the 2017 World Egg Throwing Championships at Swaton Vintage Fair in Lincolnshire, England on June 25, 2017. Entrants travel from many countries to take part in the annual village fair where the World Egg Throwing Championships are held. There are different categories and disciplines including Russian roulette, egg target throwing with accuracy, egg throwing static relay and the trebuchet challenge. 

(LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)

A competitor goes to catch a thrown egg trying to do so without it smashing during an egg throwing discipline of the 2017 World Egg Throwing Championships at Swaton Vintage Fair in Lincolnshire, England on June 25, 2017. Entrants travel from many countries to take part in the annual village fair where the World Egg Throwing Championships are held. There are different categories and disciplines including Russian roulette, egg target throwing with accuracy, egg throwing static relay and the trebuchet challenge. 

(LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)

Competitors take part in the Russian Roulette discipline of the 2017 World Egg Throwing Championships at Swaton Vintage Fair in Lincolnshire, England on June 25, 2017. Entrants travel from many countries to take part in the annual village fair where the World Egg Throwing Championships are held. There are different categories and disciplines including Russian roulette, egg target throwing with accuracy, egg throwing static relay and the trebuchet challenge. The Russian Roulette event is a one-on-one challenge in which competitors are faced with six eggs, only one of which is raw, and take turns to smash the egg on their own head. 

(LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)

A competitor smashes the one raw egg on their own head during the Russian Roulette discipline of the 2017 World Egg Throwing Championships at Swaton Vintage Fair in Lincolnshire, England on June 25, 2017. Entrants travel from many countries to take part in the annual village fair where the World Egg Throwing Championships are held. There are different categories and disciplines including Russian roulette, egg target throwing with accuracy, egg throwing static relay and the trebuchet challenge. The Russian Roulette event is a one-on-one challenge in which competitors are faced with six eggs, only one of which is raw, and take turns to smash the egg on their own head. 

(LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)

Competitors take part in the Russian Roulette discipline of the 2017 World Egg Throwing Championships at Swaton Vintage Fair in Lincolnshire, England on June 25, 2017. Entrants travel from many countries to take part in the annual village fair where the World Egg Throwing Championships are held. There are different categories and disciplines including Russian roulette, egg target throwing with accuracy, egg throwing static relay and the trebuchet challenge. The Russian Roulette event is a one-on-one challenge in which competitors are faced with six eggs, only one of which is raw, and take turns to smash the egg on their own head. 

(LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)

A competitor smashes the one raw egg on their own head during the Russian Roulette discipline of the 2017 World Egg Throwing Championships at Swaton Vintage Fair in Lincolnshire, England on June 25, 2017. Entrants travel from many countries to take part in the annual village fair where the World Egg Throwing Championships are held. There are different categories and disciplines including Russian roulette, egg target throwing with accuracy, egg throwing static relay and the trebuchet challenge. The Russian Roulette event is a one-on-one challenge in which competitors are faced with six eggs, only one of which is raw, and take turns to smash the egg on their own head. 

(LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)

A competitor smashes the one raw egg on their own head during the Russian Roulette discipline of the 2017 World Egg Throwing Championships at Swaton Vintage Fair in Lincolnshire, England on June 25, 2017. Entrants travel from many countries to take part in the annual village fair where the World Egg Throwing Championships are held. There are different categories and disciplines including Russian roulette, egg target throwing with accuracy, egg throwing static relay and the trebuchet challenge. The Russian Roulette event is a one-on-one challenge in which competitors are faced with six eggs, only one of which is raw, and take turns to smash the egg on their own head.

(LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)

Competitors take part in the Russian Roulette discipline of the 2017 World Egg Throwing Championships at Swaton Vintage Fair in Lincolnshire, England on June 25, 2017. Entrants travel from many countries to take part in the annual village fair where the World Egg Throwing Championships are held. There are different categories and disciplines including Russian roulette, egg target throwing with accuracy, egg throwing static relay and the trebuchet challenge. The Russian Roulette event is a one-on-one challenge in which competitors are faced with six eggs, only one of which is raw, and take turns to smash the egg on their own head. 

(LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)

A competitor smashes the one raw egg on their own head during the Russian Roulette discipline of the 2017 World Egg Throwing Championships at Swaton Vintage Fair in Lincolnshire, England on June 25, 2017. Entrants travel from many countries to take part in the annual village fair where the World Egg Throwing Championships are held. There are different categories and disciplines including Russian roulette, egg target throwing with accuracy, egg throwing static relay and the trebuchet challenge. The Russian Roulette event is a one-on-one challenge in which competitors are faced with six eggs, only one of which is raw, and take turns to smash the egg on their own head.

(LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)

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(Writing by Patrick Johnston in London; Editing by Alison Williams)

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