Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Most stairs climbed by bicycle: Krystian Herba breaks Guinness world record (VIDEO)
SHANGHAI, China -- Krystian Herba, 31, a Polish extreme cyclist, hopped 2,754 steps to reach the 100th floor of the Shanghai World Financial Center, in 1 hour, 21 minutes and 53 seconds, setting the new world record for the Most stairs climbed by bicycle,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Krystian Herba, a Polish extreme cyclist, broke the Guinness World Record for most stairs climbed by bicycle by hopping his specialized bicycle up the 2,754 steps of the Shanghai World Financial Center. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the highest bunny hop on a bicycle is 1.42 m (4 ft 8 in) and was achieved by Benito Ros (Spain) at the 2009 "bike the rock" festival, Heubach, Germany.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most people static cycling; it is 1,093 and was achieved by Bodytech (Colombia) in an event organised by Evenpro Entretenimiento in Bogotá, Colombia.
Krystian Herba overcame 2,754 stairs to reach the 474-meter high observatory of the 492-meter-high Shanghai World Financial Center in 1 hour, 21 minutes and 53 seconds.
Herba beat the current Guinness world record by exactly 700 steps, ending at the tower's picturesque observation deck on the 100th floor.
He did it without touching the ground with his feet and the bicycle didn't have a saddle for him to use to rest.
Herba, who has climbed eighth skyscrapers since 1995, said he is motivated by human "strength and desire to be better and faster, and to overcome, not only another record, but also weaknesses."
Related world records:
Longest distance cycled in one hour: Robert Marchand sets world record (Video)
Largest bicycle parade: Taiwan sets world record (Video)
Longest distance cycled on one wheel in an hour: Dave Robilliard sets world record
Longest manual on a mountain bike: Zach Hutelin sets world record
Farthest distance static cycled in 24 hours: Team CanCare sets world record
Most electricity generated on bikes within 24 hours: Soreen
Longest stationary bike riding: George Hood
miles pedalled: Chris Davies
time to ride 1000 km on a bicycle: Pap Zoltan
Indoor Static Cycling Class: Life Time Fitness
Outdoor Static Cycling Class: Life Time Fitness