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Longest High Five
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia / February 26, 2011
Dave Thompson and Matt Kelly ran towards each other for a combined distance of 4.2 kilometers (2.60 miles) before slapping a high five. They kept their high fiving hands raised in the air for the duration of the feat.
- both participants must run or walk the entire distance
- no vehicles permitted
- no time requirements
Tags: sports, hand, distance, running, high five, jogging
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awsome record (y)
rules say to keep an active hand up. So alternating hands was never discussed against if it is illegal to do so than we should put it in the rules and we will just do a part two and redo it. No big deal.
I'm not saying anything about switching hands. I'm referring to the fact that there are times when neither hand is raised as if he's going for a high five. There are times in the video (as listed in my original comment) when he's running with no hand raised. He's just running.
I agree with BlackBeltSkyDive that there are moments in which neither hand is up.
To clarify rules moving forward, I think we should change to "participants must keep same hand raised for duration of attempt.
Given the length of runs, we have accepted montage-style videos as evidence. Though other videos may not show people with hands down, how do we know that they all kept their hands raised during their attempts?
Yet another record set where not all rules have been obeyed. "both participants must keep active hand raised for duration of feat" Can someone tell me which hand is raised from 1:30 - 1:36? How about at 3:15?
That's a fair comment, BlackBeltSky. Caleb and Jared, care to defend? Others, do you feel we need to deny this attempt?
I will say, when we broke it, the hardest part was holding the arm in the air (more than running the distance). I think that's probably swapped now in terms of difficulty though.
Paul (Pabs) Melia
I really wanted to attempt this but the bar has been raised so high! I might have to actually train for this one!
Wow, it's really awersome record
Cool, Ben and Ryan, come on, I'm looking forward the other records you submit.
Can this record be attempted with both participants running/walking side by side on treadmills?
I think that would have to be a separate category.
Concur with Alex. That said, awesome idea Brett. You should try it and create a new category.
Tomorrow we are attempting the longest high 5 on a treadmill within an hour!! Wish us luck!!! :)
Awesome. congratulations to you both. very cool!
Awesome. congratulations to you both. very cool!
But really, Record of the Year nominee.
High Five is at around 5:15. Amazing job guys!
The requirement "- both participants must keep active hand raised for duration of feat" has seemed to be abandoned. Maybe we should do away with it or require something more specific like hand must be above shoulder height.
She was actually really embarrassed about this. We did an 8 mile high five and her hand was a lot higher for that one but one of our cameras died. We figured we would just put this up and see if it would be accepted instead of redoing it for a third time. I definitely understand the complaint though.
I feel like this is the most important part of the record. Any trained runner could accomplish this feat, the difficult part is not many people are trained at holding their hand in the air for that duration. It adds an element to the record beyond just running.
The original is the best (and much more impressive). Those guys are really committed to the high five. They aren't just two runners out for a run.
I concur the quality may be a bit lower, but this is quality enough, in my opinion. They certainly embrace the spirit of "keeping hand up for duration of attempt" even if the hands don't stay as high as the original duo.
Amazing! Congrats to both of you. In fact, high five to both of you.
I can't believe I missed this, I didn't realize it had been broken again!
High five is at 22:40 and from the other angle around 46:00.
Cool record.Great job.
the awkward moment if one of them was a lefty...
Can't imagine how much your arms hurt from holding them up for so long. Awesome and so worth it though!
You know what would be horrible... If they ran all that way and they missed the high five
Hands are way below highfiving height :\ WEAK.
im gonner try and break it
I wanna try this...I don't care if people think I'm weird xD I love standing out in the crowd :D So going to try this when it warms up, possibly 5 miles :D
people must think there weird walking down the street with there hands raised.
Would have been hilarious if they missed at the end.
Peter We spoke to the Ace Burpee guys, but they never submitted. Now that it's been broken, I don't think we need to go back and retroactively push for their submission.
Hey Kelsie, Matt and I welcome all comers...though the record may be held by Ben
Woooah Kelsie. Big words! Hope we see a record from you soon!
Awesome guys! But me and my friend are planning on beating this, possibly double the distance. XD
hmmmm... I foudn this interesting clip - I wonder what the process should be, as this video was posted to YouTube in April 2010 claiming 5km, invalidating Dave and Matt's initial attempt? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWKz0orSfqk
Was this record never posted to the site?
Jensen, I've thought of the same method to get better distance - but I think this would have to come under some kind of variation because it means the distance can be better calculated to the upper limit of both runners/walkers. The beauty of defining a distance from the start is that the record is set from the start and the trail is towards each other without overlapping the path towards each other - otherwise you could both keep running as far as comfortable which takes a bit away from the idea...
Can you run a track opposite directions, and pass one another up 6 times? that would make 2 and a half miles? Correct?
That's 1.5 miles per person. So 3.
I used to be able to do this until i took an arrow to the knee=(
I think the originals were the only ones to blow up an entire city in their attempt at this world record, everyone else needs to step it up.
Imagine they missed
yes chuck its me its can
no chuck its you its not
The Fireduck is intrigued.
Is it me, or is the actual touching of the hands out of frame? Sorry guys, very clever concept and all, but I don't see the "Money Shot"
like the cake going on in the background
rich, peter... that made me laugh
You know what one of them should have done? Moved their hand away at the last second and said "Too slow"... that would suck if after all that you missed :)
Sorry guys but i'm going to break it! Really good job though!
Holy cow! Massive congrats to Ben and Kia. Color me impressed.
Billy - I threw the video together pretty fast. I just wanted to get it up here. If we ever have to defend our record, we'll definitely use "The Distance".
Nice! But I've gotta say, if you were going to use a Cake song, why wouldn't it be "The Distance"?
Dave - you'll see soon enough
COngratulations guys, well deserved. How can anyone possibly beat that???
Nice one guys! Never thought I'd see the day.
Yeah I can see the hand holding and running is the key to the feat. I was going to do it with my brother... maybe we still could - although it's edging too far past legendary to even attempt... would love to see it taken back, look forward to it!
Hells yeah!!!! Keep up the record beating!
It wasn't part of our original criteria. The real feat of holding your hand up and running the distance remains the same.
I vote the record stands.
awesome effort, go the Aussies! But Dan I think you're on to something at 3:29 there's a mid-high five. Is this enough grounds to invalidate the effort? Or does the high five count only from that moment...
I have never been prouder to be Australian.
Just for the sake of argument, because one of them gave a high-five to someone on the way, does the 4.2 kilometers actually stand?
Great job guys! Awesome video.
But now you've started something you can't stop... we'll get this one back.
This record still gets me every time.
I'm gonna try to beat you guys, so watch out!
LOL classic! Now that's a high quality high five!