Longest distance walked on hands in 8 hours: world record set by Ashwin Kalyandurg (VIDEO)
BOCA RATON, FL, USA -- Ashwin Kalyandurg, 22, walked 3.17 miles on his hands, surpassing a 2002 Guinness World Record by 100 meters, thus setting the new world record for the Longest distance walked on hands in eight hours, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Ashwin Kalyandurg, 22, walked 3.17 miles on his hands, surpassing a 2002 Guinness World Record by 100 meters, during an event to raise funds for four charitable organizations. Photo: Andrew Fraieli (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the Walking on hands - farthest distance in 8 hours was set by Sarah Chapman (UK) who walked a distance of 5,000 m (16,404 ft) on her hands in an 8-hour period at Glastonbury, Somerset, UK, on 3 June 2002.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the fastest time to descend fifty steps walking on hands; it is 14.58 seconds and was achieved by Kevin Delcò (Switzerland) on the co-filming set of CCTV-Guinness World Records Special and Lo Show Dei Record in Yichun, Jiangxi, China, on 14 May 2014.
Kalyandurg, a senior medical student at Nova Southeastern University, performed the world record attempt at the Pledge-Per-Step Challenge in Boca Raton to raise funds for Eat Better Live Better, The Unicorn Children's Foundation, The Pediatric Oncology Support Team and End Polio Now.
He took breaks throughout the 3-mile journey, which took about eight hours.
For two months leading up to the event, Kalyandurg trained his body by climbing palm trees, doing push-ups and walking up and down parking garage ramps on his hands.