Guinness World Records Honors Outrageous Athletic Achievements with Wacky Sporting Champions e-Book
“It's all very well being a professional athlete, but what about the pea-shooters, toe-wrestlers and haggis-hurlers? Who gives these passionate sporting heroes the credit they deserve?” said Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday. “Thankfully, Guinness World Records is here to congratulate and celebrate these unsung heroes of the track, field and bog."
For more wildly entertaining records, which include more than 370 records and 70 pictures based on track and field sports, check out the new Guinness World Records Wacky Sporting Champions out on e-book today.
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Notes to editors: Other extraordinary records to have made the e-book include: Longest distance cycled in one hour without using hands The longest distance cycled in one hour without hands is 23.25 miles and was achieved by Erik Skramstad (USA) at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, USA, on June 23, 2009.
Fastest 100m hurdles wearing swim fins
The fastest 100 metre hurdles wearing swim fins (female) is 18.523 seconds and was achieved by Veronica Torr (New Zealand) on the set of Zheng Da Zong Yi-Guinness World Records Special in Beijing, China, on December 8, 2010.
Farthest throw of a person
Jonathan Macfarlane (New Zealand) threw Andrew Rainford a distance of 15 ft 11 in on the set of NZ Smashes Guinness World Records at the Sylvia Park shopping mall in Auckland, New Zealand, on July 25, 2009.
Fastest mile fireman's carry
The fastest mile covered while carrying another person on one's shoulders is 15 min 11.87 sec by Ashrita Furman (USA) on November 9, 2005 at Liberty State Park, New Jersey, USA on Guinness World Records day.
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