Richard Rodriguez smashes Guinness World Record

After a staggering 112 days, the ‘Big One Challenge’ has been completed at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, creating a new World Record.

American thrill enthusiast Richard Rodriguez has been riding the Pepsi Max Big One since 31st May at the Lancashire amusement park. After surpassing the past record of 102 days, the 54- year old accountant has continued till today to help secure the Guinness World Record for the longest period of ‘Consecutive Daily Roller Coaster Riding’.

The latest accomplishment by Mr. Rodriquez makes it his eighteenth adrenaline-pumping record, who has previously used his endurance ability to raise money for good causes.

During the attempt, Richard would ride the rollercoaster during operating hours, with a five minute allowance for rest for each hour active. For the attempt, a row was left clear at the coaster’s air gates to maximise comfort.

Celebrating the certification by official GWR adjudicators today, the Pleasure Beach will mark the completion of this endurance feat with a celebration event and firework display.

Related News: 31st May 2012 – Rollercoaster record attempt commences at Blackpool

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