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  Underwater pogo sticking world record set by Ashrita Furman

[Aug 3] NEW YORK, NY--Bouncing his way across the bottom of the pool on a pogo stick, New Yorker Ashrita Furman travelled 1,680 feet, establishing a new World Record.

   Furman is well acquainted with the pogo stick, having set numerous records on the device including the fastest mile and the longest distance. "it was really exciting actually. I think there's a future for this sport." says Furman

   After a short break, Furman set out to break his own record for underwater hula hooping. His old record for continually hula hooping underwater was 2 minutes, 20 seconds. On Wednesday he cruised past this mark to end at 2 minutes, 38 seconds.

   "The biggest challenge really is figuring out how to make your body move to keep this hula hoop twirling. It's really an all-body exercise and it's especially tough on your quads and your abs and it's just so after a while you just start getting tired," said Furman.

   Other records held by Furman include the fastest mile running with a milk bottle balanced on his head, the most beer glasses balanced on his chin, and the fastest mile pushing an orange with his nose.

   Furman said his next challenge will be the fastest mile jump roping while hoping on one foot.

   Ashrita Furman "Mr.Versatility" has set 157 official Guinness Records and is the holder of the most current standing records: 65...and counting!
   Ashrita has set records in all 7 continents and in more than 30 different countries and he is ... the individual with the most Guinness world records - Marco Frigatti, Head of Records, Guinness Book of World Records

   Link: Ashrita Furman's website 

   View: Videos of Ashrita's Records