New World Record: Ginger Nut In To Record Books
For immediate release
15 August 2008
New World Record: Ginger Nut Jumps In To Record Books!
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Mike Heard, long suffering ginga and Bungy Jumping nut, stepped off the AJ Hackett Bungy pod at 6:05am this morning – and in to the Guinness World Records™ this afternoon.
Heard has cracked the record of 101 Bungy Jumps, making his 102nd jump at 3:59pm. Heard continues to Bungy, with the intention of smashing the record.
The record for the 'Most Bungy Jumps in 24 hours' was held by Bill Boshoff (South Africa) who performed 101 Bungy Jumps in 14 hr 23 min at Bloukrans River Bridge, South Africa, on 10 May 2002.
Heard wasn’t alone in his attempt – he was joined by Rodney Hide, TV3’s Kate Rodger and Mike Hall, plus The Rock’s Tracey Donaldson who all took a Bungy jump in support of Heard’s attempt.
Mike’s attempt raised funds for the “Cure Kids” charity and is supported by the team at AJ Hackett Bungy - Auckland, The Rock and Demon Energy. People can pledge support for Mike’s jump – with 100% of the money raised being donated to Cure Kids. You can visit the page at www.therock.net.nz/bungyginga.
Tune in to The Rock radio station for up-to-the-minute information.
From all of your sponsors and friends – CONGRATULATIONS!
Official verification from Guinness World Records™ is pending.