Sunday, December 26, 2010
Fastest Human Crab Walker: Cameron Jones set world record
NEW YORK CITY, USA--Cameron Jones, a teenager from Pacific Cascade Middle School in Issaquah, WA,
travelled in a crab position a distance of 20 m (65 ft 7.2 in) in 8,03 seconds on the set of PIX11 Morning News in New York
- setting the new world record for the Fastest Human Crab Walker.
Photo: Cameron James, of Issaquah, breaks the world record in crab walking, covering a 20-meter course in 8,03 seconds.
At 14, Cameron was the youngest competitor in New York City participating in Guinness Worlds Records Day — a worldwide event.
"It was very fun and the people there were very encouraging and supportive of my attempt to break the record," Cameron said. "I was pretty nervous, but excited at the same time. I was the only person during the week that actually broke a record on the air."
The previous Guinness world record for the Fastest Human Crab Walker was was 20 meters in 14.1 seconds.
He's not sure which records he wants to break in the future, but being the "World's fastest human crab" has taught him to follow his dreams.
"It gave me a taste of what it feels like to achieve a major goal that I had set, and to realize that if you work hard you can accomplish something you are passionate about," he said.
According to the Guinness World Records, "A human crab is when the participant sits on the ground and lifts the body off the floor by placing their hands on the floor underneath their shoulders, with their arms extended at the side.
"The arms should form a 90-degree angle with and be perpendicular to the torso. The body should be off the ground so only their feet and hands are touching the floor. The fingers may point in any direction."
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Sunday, December 26, 2010