Ashrita Furman is the fastest skipper in the world. He holds more Guinness World Records than anyone and three of them are skipping related.
He set a Guinness World Record for skipping a half marathon (13.1 miles) in the Foot Traffic Half Marathon in Portland on July 4, 2012 in just 2 hours and 27 minutes…His personal best and his third world skipping record.
Ashrita had made another attempt in India in front of the Taj Mahal the April before, but it ended up not being accepted by Guinness because they said the record had to be set at an official half marathon running race.
Ashrita says, “In India, my time was 2 hours 39 minutes and 44 seconds. I skipped inside the grounds back and forth along a 100-yard course, just a little to the side of where the photo was taken, in front of the Taj Mahal.”
Ashrita is also the record holder for skipping the fastest fastest marathon (26.2 miles) in 5 hours 55 min 13 sec in Canada.
Skip on, Ashrita!