Monday, December 24, 2012
Farthest distance traveled on a skateboard: Wu Meng-lung broke Guinness world record
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwanese skateboarder Wu Meng-lung, 36, traveled more than 300 kilometers on a skateboard - setting the new world record for the farthest distance traveled on a skateboard in 24 hours,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Wu Meng-lung during his world record attempt. Photo: Kuo Wei-chi (enlarge photo)
The previous Guinness world record was set by James Peters of the United States, who rode 296.12 km on the Greenlake bike trail in Seattle, Washington, United States in May 2007.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most people riding on a skateboard: 22, during the filming of the music video "Troublemaker" by the band Weezer in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Wu, 36, set off a day earlier at Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan, and rode a new world record of 301.028 km in the allotted time.
Wu said that temperature fluctuations increased the level of challenge and that he suffered muscle stiffness everytime he continued his journey after a break.
Wu said his next challenge will be to tour Australia on a skateboard and continue to promote skateboard marathons around the world.
In 2004, he completed a 14-day, 1,100-km round-the-island trip on a skateboard and on foot.
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