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05:01 India

Longest Goblet Drumming Marathon

Drummer Sridhar

Drummer Sridhar played the darbuka (goblet drum) nonstop for 12 hours. Read more about the feat here.

00:46 United States

Fastest Indoor Marathon By A Man Wearing A Kilt

Christopher Crawford

Christopher M. completed a 26.2-mile indoor run in three hours, 53 minutes, 51.00 seconds while wearing a kilt. He set the record as a representative for Warriors On Course, a dedicated group that raises funds and awareness by those that are affected by Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Read more about the feat here.

India

Longest Theater Performance

Jeeva Sathish

Jeeva Sathish and his college friends enacted 13 chapters from the Bible continuously for 72 hours. It took 8 hours to perform all 13 chapters, and then, after a 15-minute break, they began all over again. This was done over and over for 8 hours.

02:40 United States

Fastest Backwards Marathon While Juggling

Joe Salter

Joe Salter ran a 26.20-mile marathon backwards in five hours, 51 minutes, 25.00 seconds while juggling three balls. He set the record during the Quad Cities Marathon in Moline, Illinois. Read more about the feat here.

30:00 United States

Longest Super Smash Bros. Brawl Fighting Game Marathon (Wii)

Dave Vogt

Dave V. played Super Smash Bros. Brawl nonstop for 50 hours.

01:56:11 United States

Longest Radio Broadcast Marathon By A Disc Jockey Duo

CrazyJay Bird

Crazy Jay and his Rocking Comedy Show team performed a live broadcast that lasted 80 hours and one minute. Learn more about the feat here.

01:52 United States

Fastest Time To Finish A 15K Race While Twirling A Baton

Kerry Speckman

Kerry Speckman finished a 15-kilometer race in two hours, 37 minutes, 51.00 seconds while twirling a baton. She set the record during Gate River Run in Jacksonville, Florida to raise money for her local high school's music department.

01:17 Canada

Longest Drumming Marathon

Steven Gaul

Steven Gaul played the drums for 121 hours (7,260 minutes). Gaul set this record to raise money for cancer research. Read more about the event here.

00:38 United States

Fastest Time To Run A Marathon While Dressed In A Playing Card Costume

Lisa Wright

Lisa W. finished a marathon of 26.2 miles in four hours, 59 minutes, 41.00 seconds. She was dressed in a playing card costume throughout the event.

Wales

Fastest "Vacuum-A-Thon"

Captain Beany

Captain Beany ran a 13.1-mile half-marathon in four hours and seven minutes while pushing a vacuum cleaner during the annual Cardiff Half Marathon in South Wales, UK. He set the record to raise funds for Keep Wales Tidy and to promote environmental protection and cleanliness awareness to local communities. Learn more about the feat here.

05:59 United States

Longest All-Ages Baseball Game Marathon

Gregory Leonarczyk

Gregory Leonarczyk and his friends held a marathon baseball game. The game lasted for 50 hours, two minutes.

01:52 Canada

Longest Air Hockey Marathon

Jesse Fontaine

Jesse Fontaine and Breanna Broughton played air hockey nonstop for 28 hours. Their attempt raised almost $7,000 to support a World Vision-run youth center based in Pakistan. Read more about the feat here.

07:17:55 United States

Longest Bagpipe Marathon

Ryan Randall

Ryan R. played the bagpipes nonstop for seven hours, 14.00 minutes.

52:29 United States

Longest Television Marathon

Aaron Rosenthal

Aaron Rosenthal, Alex Green, and Michael Berlin watched every episode of the TV series LOST from May 19, 2010 to May 23, 2010, a total of 94 hours, 50 minutes and 42.00 seconds. They set the record to raise money for Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, and The Nature Conservancy. Read more about the feat here.

00:25 United States

Most People To Simultaneously Say "Break Cancer" Upon Completion Of A Running Event

Lorna Larsen

A total of 20 people simultaneously spoke the words "Break Cancer" upon completing a marathon and half-marathon. They set the record as part of Team Shan Breast Cancer Awareness for Young Women activities during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Ontario, Canada.

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