After 43 long and grueling hours, we did it. We are the world record holders for longest dodgeball marathon.
We are compiling all of our evidence to send to the Guinness Book Of World Records and hope to have our attempt officially recognized in the next couple of weeks.
Thanks to all the fans who came out to watch us and cheer us on. Thanks to all that donated to Wounded Warrior Project. Thanks to our sponsors. Thanks to everyone who supported us, we wouldn’t have been able to do it without you.
Go to www.justin.tv/43hours to watch the live stream of the event.
Advertising Wunderkind by day, Masked Crusader of Dodgeball by night, I am El Bandido (aka Tommy Huthansel).
I have been playing dodgeball for almost 10 years. In that time I have played on a number of great teams and have traveled to some amazing and not so amazing places to play the great game of dodgeball.
I am extremely excited to break this world record with this group of awesome people. I know it is going to tough, but I also know that I will have 19 other dodgeball maniacs out there with me to help me through. I can’t wait until I have that world record certificate hanging on my wall. My mom is going to be so proud.
So after some notable/dubious athletic achievements (2nd place 1987 Box Car Derby, a 0-118-1 record in four years of college intramurals, honorable mention in the 2007 Las Vegas Dodgeball World
Championships), now I’m ready for the next one. And even though I’ve
never played 43 hours of dodgeball before, I figure there’s no better
time to start! I have all the important skills needed for this intense challenge, I’m good at dodgeball, and I’m good at staying up late. However, I’m not that good at math and I’m not sure how many 5 hour energy drinks I should be downing at the start. I’m really excited to break this dodgeball record, but most of all I really hope that our NYC team goes undefeated. 43 hours without a single loss, that’s the Guinness World Record I’m going for!
I’m tired just thinking about it…
I mean I claim that my education in Architecture (crammed full of all-nighters) and my past as a cross country runner prepared me for events like this. My college self would’ve scoffed at the notion of 43 hours being a long time to stay awake. My runner self would’ve claimed that Dodgeball is not at all tiring.
The reality though, is that I’m 8 years removed from my last all-nighter and at least that from my last credible 5-mile run. Oh, and my college self…he was wrong. I wake up sore every morning after a dodgeball session. When we finished the 31 hour, 11 minute, 13 second record the last time I remember being more uncomfortable than I’d ever been before.
That said, I won’t quit this team. I’m in it to accomplish something with some great friends. It’s going to be tough, but I look forward to the challenge.
I am from Japan. I am very excited to meet Guinness challenge with friends of dodgeball. I play hard and catch dodgeball very well. I know how to throw hard as well. I am happy to be with friends for this Guinness challenge. This is Toshiya’s second time in America. America is fun and full of adventure. We will complete Guinness challenge of 43 hours. I play dodgeball a lot, I would play the great game all day everyday if Iwere able to.