While long distance skipping definitely isn’t for everyone, and the primary philosophy of iSkip.com is that the true measure of a good skip is how much fun you have getting from point A to point B, there are many athletes among us who enjoy the challenge of skipping for many miles at a time.
Here are the current Guinness World Record holders for skipping without a rope as of November 16, 2019:
- The fastest marathon time for skipping without a rope is 5 hrs 24 min and 33 sec, which was achieved by Sam Guinness (UK) at the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon, in London, UK, on 23 April 2017.
- The fastest half marathon skipping without a rope is 2 hr 12 min 46 sec, and was achieved by Michal Kapral (Canada) at the Scotiabank Toronto Marathon in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on 20 October 2019.
- The fastest time to skip 5 km without a rope is 26 min 21.62 seconds and was achieved by Brendan Dowling (USA) in Rocklin, California, USA on 22 July 2015.
If you are a long distance skipper who is training to attempt to break a skipping world record, we’d love to hear from you! Skip on!