First, they outlasted fatigue. Then, they outlasted last week's competition.
The boys of Sodexo Ireland dominated the voting in last week's Fan Choice, more than doubling the amount of votes of the second-place finisher, with their record for the longest marathon playing 5-a-side football/soccer. Congratulations to the two squads from Sodexo, who raised money for charity and now earned a Fan Choice victory.
Every Friday here, we pick five records recently approved by our expert Records Management Team. We'll give you a little background on each and then ask you to vote for your favorite. The winners from each week, like Sodexo, will be entered into an end-of-year bracket to determine the Fan Choice record of the year.
This week's list of nominees vying for your vote includes an ageless hockey goalie and a physics-defying limbo skater, but first, baby we were born to run!
FASTEST 100 KM ON A TREADMILL BY A TEAM
Record: 5 hr 1 min 20 sec
Holder: High Performance Running Team (Belgium)
Location: Lokeren, Belgium
That's not all: For this record, a team is allowed up to 12 participants, who can all take turns running for however long they like in time or distance at a time. High Performance Running Team consister of team members Wouter Steyfkens, Joris Keppens, Ruben Van Praet, Levi Hoste, Toon De Bruyne, Kevin Bonnaerens, Davy De Schryver, Dieter Vanstreels, Steven De Loose, Pieterjan De Bosscher, Stijn D'heer and Berten De Vleeschauwer.
OLDEST ICE HOCKEY PLAYER
Record: 78 years 86 days
Holder: Fred de Wit (Netherlands)
Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
That's not all: Earlier this year, Fred took the ice as goalkeeper for the Nijmegen Gladiators against the Eindhoven Kemphanen in a Nederlandse IJshockey Bond Third Division match. Fred led the Gladiators to an 18-4 victory. As part of his illustrious career, Fred played for the Dutch national team from 1960-1965 and more than 10 professional teams throughout the Netherlands and Belgium.
LONGEST LINE OF BOWLS OF NOODLES
Record: 3,000 bowls
Holder: Yunnan Folk Dance Promotion Association (Chinese Taipei)
Location: Longang, Taoyuan County, Chinese Taipei
That's not all: The line measured 296.2 m (971 ft 9 in) long in total. The noodles used in the attempt were traditional Yunnanese rice noodles, which were made and supplied by local Yunan restaurants, and then given away to attendees at the gathering.
LOWEST LIMBO SKATING
Record: 9 inches (22.86 cm)
Holder: Medvin Deva (India)
Location: Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
That's not all: Medvin is quite the flexible 9-year-old! To qualify for this record, the participant must skate a distance of at least 10 m (32 ft 9 in), which Medvin accomplished by staying below a succession of individual frames that were spaced one meter apart. Check out Medvin in action.
MOST PARTICIPANTS IN A HAND SANITIZING RELAY
Record: 277 people
Holders: Hong Kong Baptist Hospital (Hong Kong)
Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong
That's not all: The record was set by Hong Kong Baptist Hospital to mark World Hand Hygiene Day, an annual event organized by the World Health Organization. The folks of HKBH followed the proposed 7-step hand sanitizing routine recommended by the WHO, going one by one down the line until everyone was germ-free!
And those are your nominees; time now to cast your vote!
Then check back here next week to see who you've helped crown the latest fan favorite!
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