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  Longest stationary bike riding-world record set by George Hood

[July 15] BURR RIDGE--The new world record for the longest stationary bike riding was set by George Hood after riding more than 111 hours.  

   Hood was allowed 5 minutes of break time for every hour he cycled 12 miles. Hood’s goal was to reach more than 100 hours on the bike, so he had to put in extra time to allow for the breaks.  Hood shattered the previous record of 82 hours by riding for more than 111 hours.

    "I want to make sure it doesn't get broken for a while," Hood said. "There are a lot of people already trying to break the old record. It would be nice to see my name in the book."

   Hood competed in Hawaii in 1986 when he set the world record for consecutive jump rope, logging 13 hours, 12 minutes and 11 seconds, which was easy to remember.
   The Guinness Book comes out once a year and includes the most up-to-date records. When Hood broke the world jump-roping endurance record in 1986, someone eclipsed it before Guinness went to print. While he has a certificate to commemorate that record, his name has never appeared in the book.

   A Drug Enforcement Administration supervisor, Hood began his latest pedaling odyssey at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Calling it the Century Spin for Kiwanis Kids, he set a goal to raise $30,000 for Twin Lakes Camp, a Kiwanis Club-operated camp for special needs children near Plymouth, Ind.

     As of late Saturday, roughly $30,000 had been raised for the camp, reaching Hood’s goal, said Matt Baron, spokesman for Five Seasons Sports Club. Pete Rekitz, president of Twin Lakes, came with some of the camp’s kids Saturday to cheer Hood on.

    The money will go to improve the camp’s facilities and to enable more children to come, Rekitz said.
 “We don’t turn any kids away because of finances,” Rekitz said. “I think it’s tremendous. He’s out there putting himself out physically and every other way.”

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  Video: George Hood's Century Spin & Kiwanis Kids at 108th hour

  Breaking the Worlds Record, George Hood's Century Spin For K


      Link: George Hood website