LONDON (Reuters) – From trekking through Antarctica to driving an electric scooter across China, adventurous feats were the focus of this year’s Guinness World Records Day on Thursday, an annual festival of record-breaking.
“Guinness World Records Day is a global celebration of record-breaking: 600,000 people attempting a record in one day. And the theme this year is ‘spirit of adventure’,” said Craig Glenday, the editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records.
Participants already have a range of role models to inspire them.
In January, French adventurer Matthieu Tordeur, 27, became the youngest person to reach the South Pole solo, hiking for 40 days through the Antarctic summer to reach the bottom of the world.
In Dubai, a former British Royal Marine swam 3.1 miles (5 km) in 2 hours, 42 minutes and 48 seconds while pulling his son in a kayak, breaking the record for the feat.
Nick Watson, a Dubai resident and professional triathlon coach, has over the years participated…
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