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Currently Held Records


    A Selection of Some of Ashrita's Records          
    Category Details Record Date Place Photo

  Somersaulting Longest continuous distance 12 miles 390 yards Apr 1986 US 10
    Pogo stick Jumping Underwater Longest duration 3 hours        40 minutes Jan  1987 Peru  


  Hopscotch Most games completed in 24 hours 434 games Mar 1998 Mexico 54
    Milk Bottle Balancing on Head Longest continuous distance 80.95 miles Apr 1998 US 56
    Pogostick Jumping Up Steps Fastest time up CN Tower 1899 steps in 57 min  51 sec July 1999 Canada 60
    Brick Carrying with One Hand (9 pounds) Longest continuous distance 85.05 miles Oct 1999 US 61
    Somersaulting Fastest mile 19 min    11 sec Nov 2000 US 63
    Sack Racing Fastest time for 10 kilometers 1 hour     22 min      2 sec Aug 2001 US 68
    Skipping (like children without a rope) Fastest time for a marathon (26.2 miles) 5 hours   55 min    13 sec Aug 2003 Canada 81
    Milk Bottle Balancing on Head Fastest mile 7 min      47 sec Feb 2004 Indonesia 84
    Stilt Walking Fastest 8 kilometers (4.97 miles) 39 min    56 sec Dec 2004 China 92
    Milk Crate Balancing on Chin Most weight balanced 93 pounds     7 ounces Jun 2006 US 119
    Popcorn Sculpture Largest 20 feet    10 inches Aug 2006 US 126
    Top Spinning Longest continuous time 7 hours     1 minute    14 sec Nov 2006 US 137
    Underwater Hula Hooping Longest time 2 min      38 sec August 2007 US 150
    Glass Balancing on Chin Most 20 oz. glasses 81 August 2007 US 165
    Pencil World's largest 76 feet  2.75 in August 2007 US  
    Stilt Walking  (On Spring Loaded Stilts) Fastest mile 7 min      13 sec March 2008 Germany 197
    Pool Cue Balancing on Chin Furthest distance 5472 feet   9 inches July 2008 USA 181
    Pool Cue Balancing Fastest mile 6 min      55 sec July 2009 US  
    Hopscotch Most games in one hour 33 Dec 2009 US  
    Golf Ball Bouncing on Golf Club Longest duration 1 hour     20 min    42 sec Jan 2010 US  
    Juggling on a Pogo Stick Greatest distance 4 miles    30 feet Jan 2010 Easter Island  
    Balancing a Pool Cue on Finger Furthest continuous distance 8.95 miles Feb 2010 Puerto Rico  
    Largest Hula Hoop Spinning Minimum of 3 spins 16 feet   6.7 in Sept 2010 US  
    Swiss Ball Balancing Longest time to stand on 75cm ball 5 hours     7 min 6 sec Dec 2010 US  
    Mountain Climbing on Stilts Highest peak climbed 9,398 feet August 2011 US  
    Balancing Object on Chin Tallest object 68.95 feet August 2011 US  
    Milk Bottle Balancing on Head Fastest half marathon with liter bottle full of milk 2 hrs       33 min 28 sec Nov  2011 US  
    Jumping Rope Underwater Most jumps in one hour 1608 March 2012 Brazil  
    Grape Catching in Mouth Most in one minute 86 August 2012 US  
    Tennis Racket World's largest 50 ft 3.07 in long,16 ft 8.6 in wide August 2012 US  
    Apple Cutting with Samurai Sword Most apples cut midair in one minute 29 Nov 2012 US  
    Catching Ping Pong Balls with Chopsticks Most in one minute 32 May 2013 US  
    Dribbling a Basketball while on a Pogo Stick Fastest mile 23 minutes 2.91 sec August 2013 US  
    Lawnmower Balancing on Chin Longest duration 5 minutes 1.53 seconds Oct 2013 US  
    Slicing Potatoes While Hopping on a Shovel Most in one minute 38 Oct 2013 US  
    Inflating Balloons with Nose Most in 3 minutes 28 Dec 2013 US  
    Underwater Unicycling Longest distance 1.3 miles Dec 2013 Portugal  
    Inflating Balloons to 8 " Diameter Most in one hour 671 Jan 2014 US  
    Pogo Stick Jumping Shortest useable pogo stick 18.16 inches Feb 2014 Thailand  
    Walking on Shovels as Stilts Fastest mile 24 min   0.25 sec March 2014 US  
    Poetry Reciting Poem translated and recited in the most languages 203 April 2014 US  
    Constructing Olympic Relay Torch Largest Replica 19.75 feet high April 2014 US  
    Knife Catching Most caught in one minute 54 May 2014 US  
    Most Current Records Held at the same time by an individual  (131) Dec 2011 England