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Longest Drumming Marathon

Canada Steven Gaul

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Burlington, Ontario, Canada / September 10, 2011

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.

- drums must be played continuously through entire attempt
- five minute breaks permitted every hour
- must follow form of current world record holder
- must provide video evidence


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  • Portugal Carlos Santos

    Carlos Santos

    http://www.topictimes.com/videos/people/longest-drumming-marathon-full-SU4IkWaOGIo.html

  • Portugal Carlos Santos

    Carlos Santos

    "Castelo Branco , Portugal / November 9, 2014 Carlos Santos played the drums for over 132 hours (7,978 minutes). Santos set the record to raise awareness and support for positive parenthood and against parental alienation." I will endure on fighting against this !!! Not being able to communicate with my son made this World Record Possible, no father should have to go through this, and above all, no son or daughter should be deprived of communicating with both parents equally. Say no to parental Alienation!

  • Canada Steven Gaul

    Steven Gaul

    What happens in Portugal in august

  • Portugal Carlos Santos

    Carlos Santos

    Did 132 Hours 58 minutes against parental Alienation - The footage will be available online https://www.facebook.com/Morpheu Best regards to All, Help me spread the message, for my Kid, for your Kids, and for all parents that suffer with this! CS

    • Canada Steven Gaul

      Steven Gaul

      Are you submitting to guinness

    • Portugal Carlos Santos

      Carlos Santos

      Yes, I'll be submitting it to Guinness, Kunto is coming to Portugal on August, I also invite you to join us for something bigger! Kind Regards, CS

    • Portugal Carlos Santos

      Carlos Santos

      Yes, I am submitting to Guinness, hope you take a look at my prior invitation, Kunto is coming to Portugal on August, you are welcome to come as well to fight for something worthy. Kind Regards, CS

  • United States Kunto Hartono

    Kunto Hartono

    I am very supportive of anyone who would break the world record "The Longest Marathon Drumming Guinness World Records", especially for social and humanitarian activities. Success for All of us. * Kunto Hartono / Kunto_Drummer *

  • United States Kunto Hartono

    Kunto Hartono

    I am very supportive of anyone who would break the world record "The Longest Marathon Drumming Guinness World Records", especially for social and humanitarian activities. Success for All of us. * Kunto Hartono / Kunto_Drummer *

  • Portugal Carlos Santos

    Carlos Santos

    Hello Steven Gaul, I'll be joining you in the marathon but for the rights of Children. Unfortunately many kids can't communicate with both parents equally, this happens with me and my son, and sadly with so many others in my country and all around the world. I'll try to gather funds for an Association that defends the Positive parenthood and also the rights of kids. You're invited to come to Portugal and spend a few days if you like, we'll get you a nice place to stay here, this will occur in Castelo Branco after the 9th of November 14 pm London Time. Best Regards. CS - https://www.facebook.com/events/771169366266261/

  • United States Nolan Raay

    Nolan Raay

    Longest Drumming Marathon is being smash by Russ Prager right now LIVE www.TalkWadTV.com

    • Canada Steven Gaul

      Steven Gaul

      too bad russ doesn't actually drum. He has his snare covered with a towel most of the time to muffle the noise and just taps to the music. Unfortunately Guinness accepts that as drumming. Most of us feel that in order for it to be considered drumming you must play to the music exactly. As if you were on stage at a live show....which he is. Can you imagine going to a concert and the drummer has the snare covered with a towel and is simply taping his sticks aimlessly on the snare most of the time? SO ask your self that. I will never defend my title when it gets beat in this manner. I someone trys it and really plays hard like a real performance.. I\ll be there beside them cheering them on every second

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Brian, can you explain what happens? Does the comment get submitted before you press the Post Comment button?

  • United States Brian Pankey

    Brian Pankey

    sentences always cut off a lot for comments

  • United States Brian Pankey

    Brian Pankey

    love records that inspire

  • United States Brian Pankey

    Brian Pankey

    I love records that help

  • United States Brian Pankey

    Brian Pankey

    Again I would like to say I love records that help

  • United States Emily Patricia

    Emily Patricia

    So. awesome.

  • United States Schuyler Van Horn

    Schuyler Van Horn

    this is such an impressive feat! 5 days! am curious tho so that it's super clear for others - are the 5 minute breaks counted in the total time?

  • United States Brian Pankey

    Brian Pankey

    This record is for a good cause.I like these type of records!

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Steven, awesome feat! So future people in this category know, did you take five minute breaks? Also, we'd love to help support your live stream attempt -- email me at dan AT URDB dot org. PS Go Canada!

  • Canada Steven Gaul

    Steven Gaul

    According to Guiness rules you get 5 minutes break for every hour completed.

  • England Phil McFarlane

    Phil McFarlane

    hi steve. i presume you get short breaks ?

  • Canada Steven Gaul

    Steven Gaul

    Hey Thanx Phil, Guess what. Going again this year. gonna try and break 100 hours. Going to be a show. bands, dancers, fully broadcast via professional webcast. Starts August 5th, 9pm. Soread the word and anyone that can and wants to can donate to help beat cancer online.

  • England Phil McFarlane

    Phil McFarlane

    well done steven, a great record for a great cause!

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