Blake Birdsong created a dog leash measuring 19 feet, 3.5 inches. He
used it to take his beagle Lucky for a walk. The measurement was
taken from the handle of the leash to the connecting point on the dog’s
Hoffman bumped into Wingo in Santa Monica, California in 1973, and asked
him why he was walking backwards. He discovered Wingo was in the midst
of an 8000-mile trek walking backwards. Wingo had small rearview mirrors
affixed to his glasses that originally caught Hoffman’s eye.
PekkaLuodeslampi walked a total of 1,560,0554 steps in 31 days. He began
on April 19, 2010 and finished May 19, 2010 averaging over 50,000 steps
per day. He used the Nintendo DSI Walk with Me program to monitor
his daily steps.
Paddy Doyle walked 30 miles along the Grand Union Canal while carrying a
76-pound back pack in 10 hours and 37 seconds. Though his pack was 76
pounds and he walked an additional 300 meters, the weight and distance
have been standardized.
The record benefited the Help For Heroes charity. He was supported
throughout by British Military Fitness instructors, martial arts boxing
students from clubs around the Midlands and avid supporters. Read more
about Doyle here.