Friday, January 8, 2010
Longest time spent watching sports TV- Jeff
Miller sets world record
CHICAGO, IL, USA -- Jeff Miller, 26, an independent
businessman from Rogers Park, watched televised sports for
72 hours-setting the world record for the Longest
time spent watching sports TV.
Photo: Jeff Miller, ESPN Zone Chicago
Ultimate Couch Potato winner, has also won the World Record
for the Longest
time spent watching TV.
"It's all about determination," said Miller,
who was allowed one five-minute break per hour and one bathroom
break every eight hours.
Jeff Miller sat down on an ESPN Zone recliner
at 10 a.m. Friday (New Year's Day) and didn't stop watching
televised sports until 10 a.m. Monday.
Miller, 26, bested three other competitors
(all men) and pushed himself beyond the World Record for nonstop
"He's driven in everything he does," gushed
girlfriend Barbra Carqueville, explaining how her boyfriend's
real-estate business affords him time to sit these days.
Added ESPN Zone's Brian Hanover, "Most
people have no idea what it takes to win. They don't understand
the endurance it takes to stay awake and control bodily issues.
Jeff is uniquely qualified. He's an expert."
Jeff Miller, an independent businessman
from Rogers Park, clinched his third consecutive Ultimate
Couch Potato title at Chicago's ESPN Zone.
"It's a lot more challenging than people
think," Miller said by phone Wednesday. "The body reacts in
a very strange way after being deprived that long. There are
definitely hallucinations. ... In my head, the competition
took place in a dozen different rooms. Really, it was just
Miller, a real estate business owner,
was rewarded with a new recliner, a $1000 gift card toward
a new TV, free cable/satellite for a year, and $1000 in ESPN
Zone credit. Oh, and of course a trophy, topped with an actual
ESPN's TV-marathon rules mirror Guinness
world records rules: no sleeping, no leaving the chair except
for thrice-daily bathroom breaks and hourly, five-minute stretches.
The Guinness world record for
TV movies was set by Suresh Joachim and Claudia Wavra.
...next time you're accused of doing nothing,
just explain that you're in training for this record.
Related world records:
movie-watching marathon-world record set by Suresh Joachim
and Claudia Wavra
time spent in hotels-David and Jean Davidson sets world record
poker playing marathon-world record set by Dave Cain
Ironing Marathon - world record set by Ben Walton
time spent inside an inflatable snowglobe-world record set
by Ben Eckerson
January 8, 2010