Did you or someone you know receive the 2015 Guinness Book of World Records over the Holidays? If yes, go grab it and turn to page 106… Now, look at the top right of the page and you’ll find me. Well, not my photo, but you’ll find my name…
Yes! For the first time ever, my 32 hour Guinness World Record for the longest yoga marathon achieved in Aug. 2010 was published in The Book! And not just any GBWR, the 60th anniversary edition! I found out on Boxing Day, when my friend sent me a photo text from the Book a young relative of his got as a Christmas present. I was stunned.
Turns out, the editors of GBWR don’t necessarily publish all the records from the previous year, so my Record never made it in before. I had my certificate and was listed on the Guinness website, but it feels different now that it’s officially in The Book. The little kid inside me that was blown away by crazy World Records she read about in elementary school, thinks that being published in this book is pretty damn cool.
AND what makes this even more special is that my cousin, Alexandra Fudakowska from London, UK, also has a Record published in the same 2015 GBWR edition! In April 2009, she co-organized and played in the ‘Highest-altitude cricket match’ at the Gorak Shep plateau near Mount Everest. The game was played at 5,164 m above sea level. (This entry is on page 148 of The Book, if you want to find it.)
I know, what a family!
I am forever grateful for this experience and for all the amazing people who came together to make my yoga marathon possible. Those 32 hours remain among the most powerful, transformational moments of my life. Breaking that record is when I truly realized that life is magical and we all have potential to tap into a rich power that can stretch us beyond expectations.
I’ve done it longer than anyone – Elephant Journal Aug 2012
How the yoga marathon happened – Aug 2010