Hand skating enthusiast Mirko Hanßen (Germany) has rolled his way into the record books by achieving the record for the Fastest 50 m hand skating in just 8.55 seconds. 

Mirko's impressive feat was achieved in Bocholt, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, on 16 November 2017. Mirko used his trusty K2 Mach 100 skates to achieve the record. 


It was organised with the help of the city of Bocholt, and friends were invited to watch the attempt. 

The time was measured with two light sensors at the start and finish line, as well as with an old fashioned-tape measure and stopwatch.

The attempt was driven by Mirko's desire to appear in Guinness World Records 2019

"After I was part of some TV shows I want to make the next step and be part of the famous Guinness World Records book."

Mirko's training for hand skating began four years ago, when he decided to take the next step in his skating and try it upside down. 

"With a lot of tough training I learned more and more, for example to skate on one hand and to jump over a ramp" Mirko explained. 


The sport requires a high level of physicality, and only with dedication and training can a person learn to maintain balance. 

You can read all about Mirko's talent in Guinness World Records 2019. Find out where you can buy your copy.