Monday, September 30, 2013
Fastest 100 meters egg and spoon race: Sally Pearson breaks Guinness world record (PICS)
SYDNEY, Australia -- Australian Olympic champion Sally Pearson smashed the Guinness World Records' world record for the 100-meter egg-and-spoon run; she conquered a green path laid outside a Holiday Inn in downtown Sydney, where traffic had to be stopped, in 16.59 seconds,
setting the new world record for the Fastest 100 meters egg and spoon race,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: 2012 Olympic champion and national sporting celebrity, Sally Pearson, broke the Guinness World Record for the fastest 100m egg and spoon race in Australia. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the fastest 100 meters egg and spoon race is 19.39 seconds, set by Ashrita Furman, (USA) at St John's University track in Queens, New York, USA, on 24 February 2011.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest egg and spoon race involved 1,445 participants and was achieved by Morecambe Community High School (UK) in Morecambe, Lancashire, UK.
Sally Pearson easily broke the previous Guinness World Records' record of 19.39 seconds set by New Yorker Ashrita Furman.
She conquered a green path laid outside a Holiday Inn in downtown Sydney, where traffic had to be stopped, in 16.59 seconds.
"I'm pretty stoked to take it," Pearson said, according to the Daily Telegraph.
"I never thought my first world record would be in the egg and spoon." "But I was really happy to give it a crack."
Photo: The giant boiled egg, the centre piece of celebrations, took four weeks to design and build. The concept was inspired by Holiday Inn's popular chefs, and the fact that kids always eat and stay free. Families who have their photo taken with the giant boiled egg and share it with their social media networks could win a family holiday at Holiday Inn Resort Phuket. (enlarge photo)
To add to the celebrations, Holiday Inn donated 10,000 to her charity of choice, Queensland's Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
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