Today marks the release of a new eBook from Guinness World Records that gathers together the wackiest feats ever achieved in the world of alternative sport.

Available on iPad, Nook, Kobo and Kindle, Guinness World Records:Totally Bonkers Sporting Champions, (also titled Guinness World Records: Wacky Sporting Champions in the US and Canada), honours are the unique sporting stars that have taken record-breaking to new and outrageous extremes.


They include New Zealand's Veronica Torr who recorded the 'Fastest 100 Metre Hurdles Wearing Swim Fins'(18.52 seconds) and Kenichi Ito from Japan who ran the 'Fastest 100m Running on All Fours' (18.58 seconds).

Everyone knows that Jamaica's Usain Bolt is the fastest man on 2 legs, covering 100m in 9.58 seconds, but how would he cope on all fours?


In November 2008 Japan's Kenichi Ito recorded theFastest 100m on All Fours in an astonishing 18.58 seconds; just 9 seconds longer than Bolt! The 29 year-old self-proclaimed "monkey enthusiast" from Tokyo has spent years developing a style of running based on the movements of the West African Patas monkey.

Briton's Tom Daley might be a fantastic diver, but would he be willing to take the plunge into just 30cm of water? Darren Taylor, a.k.a. Professor Splash, has over 25 years' experience in shallow diving.


In November 2011 the 50 year old from Colorado, USA, broke his own record for the Highest Shallow Dive.

Darren made the plunge from a height of 11.20 m (36ft 8.94 in) landing into just 30 cm (12 in) of water. On the heroic plunge Darren says:"Yes, it hurts, but the pain lasts for a minute, while the glory lasts a lifetime!"

All British weight lifters can take inspiration from 64 year-old John Evans who holds the 14 year-old record for the Heaviest Car Balanced on the Head.


Back in May 1999 John from Derbyshire carried a Mini Cooper, weighing 159.6kg (352lb), upon his head for over half a minute.

Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief, Craig Glenday, said: "It's all very well being a professional athlete, but what about the pea-shooters, toe-wrestlers and haggis-hurlers? Who gives these passionate sporting heroes the credit they deserve? Thankfully, Guinness World Records is here to congratulate and celebrate these unsung heroes of the track, field and bog."

For more wildly entertaining records, which include over 370 records and 70 plus pictures based on track and field sports, check out the new Guinness World Records Totally Bonkers Sporting Champions - click here to buy your copy.