Largest selfie stick: Asics breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
NEW YORK, NY, USA -- In celebration of the New York City Marathon, ASICS partnered up with the historic race in a noble cause to create a giant selfie stick; standing at 90-feet tall and eight stories high, the colossal apparatus clocked in as the World's Largest selfie stick, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Standing at 90-feet tall and eight stories high, the colossal apparatus clocked in as the "World's Largest selfie stick". (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the most selfies (self-portraits) taken simultaneously was 4,296 achieved at an event organized by Nathan's Famous Hotdogs (USA) at Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri, USA on May 16 2015.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the longest self photographs (selfies) relay chain; it was 531 achieved by participants at Stoa's National Invitational Tournament of Champions 2015 (USA), at Bob Jones University, in Greenville, South Carolina, USA on 21 May 2015 The eight-story-tall selfie stick, which was open to the public from Thursday, Oct. 29 through Saturday, Oct. 31, builds on the theme of ASICS' global "It's a Big Race. Go Run It."
"The 2015 TCS New York City Marathon is the largest marathon in the world, and it seemed only fitting to create something larger-than-life to celebrate the record number of runners and fans that will hit the streets on November 1," said Shannon Scott, Sr. Director Marketing at ASICS America.
"The entire city of New York rallies together in support of this great race, and ASICS is proud to honor the thousands of runners – and millions of fans – whose passion and energy make this the best and biggest marathon in the world."
As the ASICS press release explained the operation of the enormous selfie stick, "Participants will affix their personal phones into a custom selfie-orb and push the launch button, which will trigger the phone's built-in video function and send the phone along the 90-foot, high-speed track into the sky. When it reaches its highest point, the phone will pause to reveal and capture a special message, then begin its trip back down the custom track. When the video record ends, participants will have an original selfie video that can be shared across any social channel using the hashtag #GoRunIt."