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26 Hour Squash World Record Attempt – Now!

Today (4th Dec ’09) Neil Hide, a member at Crawley Squash Club, hopes to break the current Guinness World Record for the longest squash game ever! The record currently stands at 24 hours and was set by a club in Auckland, New Zealand.

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  1. December 5, 2009 at 3:22 am

    On his training for the attempt, Hide, 45, said: “I run for one-and-a-half hours each morning, I exercise again at lunchtime, then I do five to eight kilometer runs and a couple of hours of squash most evenings.
    “The serious nature of this challenge has kicked in now and I’m training hard. They have to be real games of squash for the world record but I will play smart and conserve energy.”
    Hide has a team helping him, including eight friends, who will take it in turn to play him. He is allowed a five minute break every hour, so it will take more than 28 hours to complete 26 hours’ playing time.
    For the final game, Dominique Lloyd-Walter, the England No 6, will challenge Hide at the last leg.
    Neil said added: “I thought of this about five years ago and I thought we could set the record at 24 hours.
    “Last August a squash club in New Zealand set the record at 24 hours and we don’t want to go just one hour better.
    “We are going to smash the record – no question.”
    • The event will be filmed and sent to Guinness World Records as proof.
    • Neil will be raising money for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. The record attempt starts at 1pm on Friday Dec 4 and should finish soon after 5pm the next day.

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