Inside the World Memory Championships

With Croydon hosting the 2013 World Memory Championships, The Telegraph went to south London to find out more

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A total of 112 people from 30 countries across the world are taking part in the World Memory Championships 2013; a considerable increase on the eight people who made up the numbers in the inaugural 1991 event.

The reigning champion is German Johannes Mallow.On Sunday he set a new world record for the amount of numbers remembered, correctly recalling an incredible 501 digits in the right order.

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