Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Students Crawl Into Record Book, Hospital Afterwards

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Crawling for 33 miles non-stop earned two college students a record, but it also produced some of the worst days of their lives.

A few weeks ago, Sean Duffy and Leo Chau spent 45 hours straight on their hands and knees crawling around a high school track in Colorado in hopes of breaking the Guinness World Record for longest distance continuously crawled, originally set in 1992.

Duffy says the back-breaking effort – which took place in rain, hail and freezing temperatures – caused him to hallucinate and gave him a bad case of motion sickness.

He says the 15 minute breaks they were given didn’t even help as they were required to stay in the crawl position – which confined them to using a “poop tent” to get rid of bodily waste.

Immediately after completing the attempt, Duffy says he and Chau were rushed to the hospital where they were treated for dehydration and severe muscle breakdown.

Still, Duffy says it was all worth it. Not only did they get the record, but they raised nearly $20,000 for a pediatric AIDS foundation.

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