Monday, December 26, 2005

College Students Crawl Into Record Book

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A pair of college students crawled their way into the record books this past May by going 32.6 miles on their hands and knees.

Sean Duffy from Columbia University and Leo Chau of the University of Colorado at Boulder managed to break the previous Guinness World Record for “Longest Distance Continuously Crawled,” which was a little more than 31 miles.

Duffy says he and Chau needed more than 45 hours to complete the doggy-style feat, which took place on a high school football field in Colorado.

Duffy and Chau prepared for the back-breaking, record-breaking feat by doing “a lot of cardio work and back exercises” and by getting on all fours to crawl five to ten miles at Riverbank Track in New York.

At times, the crawling was “a little embarrassing” but Duffy and Chau saved face – and the need to explain themselves – by wearing t-shirts explaining that the crawl was meant to raise money for a pediatric AIDS charity.

The duo raised more than $18,700 during their attempt but it was no walk in the park. Duffy had bleeding knees by the end but says the hardest part was suffering through motion sickness and hallucinations.

More information on the duo’s back-breaking effort can be found at

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