In a just released ebook, the famous Guiness World Records have brought a load of totally insane sporting records to our attention.
As you know, this is yet again an Olympic year, and hordes of deadly serious athletes all over the world are working away at ensuring that they will be the fastest, best and generally most amazing athletes in their chosen sports. Bu this it to forget that army of total idiots who for one reason or another have chosen to beat the world record at such important sports as underwater cycling, four legged running, hurdle jumping while wearing frog feet and such well known and much loved sports.
Here is a short video that tells you more of what is to be found in this fun ebook:
Well, the good folk at the Guiness Book of World Records have decided to change this situation, and have just launched their first ebook which is dedicated to this band of – until now – unsung sporting heroes.
This book which resounds with the very English name of Totally Bonkers Sporting Champions tells us of the remarkable achievements of the worlds most insane and dedicated to idiocy sportsmen and women.
People such as Natalie Bent, from Maidstone in Kent, has the record for the World Bog Snorkeling Triathlon or ‘Highest Shallow Dive’ champion Darren Taylor who broke his own record in November 2011, entering 30cm of water from a height of 11.20m. (in passing, he had this to say of his achievement: “Yes, it hurts, but the pain lasts for a minute, while the glory lasts a lifetime!”, or the amazing fourleg runner Kenichi Ito from Japan who ran the ‘Fastest 100m Running on All Fours’ (18.58 seconds) and my personal favourite, the wonderous New Zealand’s Veronica Torr, who recorded the ‘Fastest 100 Metre Hurdles Wearing Swim Fins’ (18.52 seconds).
All of these good people, and many others are all celebrated properly in this superb ebook which all true lovers of sport should have in their ereader this year.
Where to get it:
Well it is available in versions for the iPad, the Kindle and the Kobo.
Price: All of this wonderful stuff will cost you all of 1.99 British Pounds.
Share with us:
Do you share my love of the more eccentric members of our species? If so, and if you know of any other lunatic sporting achievements, do share them with us here please.