Compelled by the qualities it takes to become a Guinness World Records (GWR) title holder, California-based ObaroEne Otitigbe has swung into the record books for the Longest distance swinging on rings while hula hooping.
Fusing his passion for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) with record breaking, the educator managed to achieve the impressive endurance title on a beach in Santa Monica, USA.
Listing ingenuity, willpower, creativity and resilience as just a few characteristics he uses as a source of inspiration, Mr O not only beat the previous record of 82.9 m, he nearly doubled it with a final distance of 152.52 m on the California beach.
To prepare for his first record, Mr O developed a carefully-thought plan which would help him to learn how to navigate the rings while hula hooping, which was followed by a strict fitness regiment and diet program.
In addition to practicing, he performed numerous calculations of ratios, dimensions, and timing sequences to ensure he would succeed in breaking the record.
However, according to the S.T.E.A.M enthusiast, the most vital element of this process was a persistent curiosity.
Despite being a novice to record breaking, Mr O rehearsed diligently to ensure he obtained the title, keeping his passion for S.T.E.A.M education in mind the entire time.