Furthest distance travelled on a space hopper in 24 hours: Martin Mienczakowski breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO) LONDON, UK -- Martin Mienczakowski, a 31-year-old research assistant at Bristol University , from Bedminster, Bristol, has bounced back and set a new world record for the distance travelled on a space hopper in 24 hours; he doubled the previous Guinness World Records world record and raised money for the Stroke Association, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Martin accomplished a triumphant 40 laps on the Star Hopper at the Kip Keino Stadium in Bristol. Martin's laps equivalent to 10 full miles clearly and effectively doubled the previous record. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the most people on space hoppers simultaneously is 2,943 and was achieved by 49M, an initiative of Eskom Holdings SOC Limited (South Africa), in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 23 March 2013.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest space hopper race; it was achieved by 771 participants at an event organised by Yorkshire Cancer Research, Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity and Cavendish Cancer Care (all UK) at the Don Valley Grass Bowl in Sheffield, England, UK, on 25 July 2010. The 31-year-old research assistant at Bristol University , from Bedminster, Bristol, had a major scare in 2009 when what he thought was a migraine turned out to be a stroke.
Over the last six years, Martin has experienced anxiety and depression but has now regained full fitness and wanted to break the record to thank everyone who helped him.
After completing the zany challenge at the Kip Keino Stadium in Bristol he said: "I did 40 laps, or 16 kilometres, so I doubled the record. "It was amazing and it hasn't quite sunk I yet. I am over the moon. "I'm pretty exhausted and I intend to have a relaxing time with my friends who have been helping me out."
"Since my stroke I have represented England in a new sport, completed a wilderness walk, written a book, and started a blog about my recovery."
Around 152,000 people in the UK suffer strokes each year, and Martin wanted to raise money to help support others in the position he was.