Longest Roller Skating Marathon: Indian skaters set world record (Video)
BELGAUM, India -- 78 skaters from all over the country made history by skating continously for 30 hours, covering 720 km at Shivaganga Roller Skating Club (SRSC) - setting the new world record for the Longest Roller Speed Skating Marathon.
Photo: Skaters celebrating after setting the new world record at SRSC in Belgaum. All Photos by: Vilas Kumar (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the Longest skateboard stationary manual was 49.09 second, performed by Rob Dyrdek.
Guinness World Records also recognized the longest skateboard, which measured 11.14 m (36 ft 7 in) long, 2.63 m (8 ft 8 in) wide and 1.10 m (3 ft 7.5 in) high; it was designed and produced by Rob Dyrdek and Joe Ciaglia (both USA) in Los Angeles, California.
The skaters both from Belgaum and across the country accomplished the task in the presence of International referees Mayne Chow (Hong Kong) and Brazil's Pablow and Marcello representing the Federation of International Roller Sports.
The non-stop marathon took off amid monsoon showers; over 70 skaters finished 30 hours speed skating marathon, breaking the existing record of 24 hours, 14 minutes and 3 seconds, established by Singapore Roller Sports .
Photo: The 78 skaters with their coaches and officials of the Shivaganga Roller Skating Club after setting the new world record by skating non-stop for 31 hours covering 720 kmat the club's rink in Belgaum. (enlarge photo)
Indian In-line Hockey team chief coach A D Sharma, who is also a senoir official from Department of Sports, governement of Haryana, declared the skaters have broken the world record, even as crakers were bust to mark the feat.
President of the host club Jyoti Chindak and Secretary Ramesh Chindak congratulated all the skaters and the team coach Sunil Dhage from Pune for providing special training to the skaters and thanked all those who directly and indirectly supported the club to achieve the new world record.