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Filipino nails 40,000 skips to clinch Guinness World Record

Filipino nails 40,000 skips to clinch Guinness World Record

ELITE ACHIEVER. Ryan Ong-Alonzo crashes into the elite group of record-holders.

Ryan Ong-Alonzo ‘The Skipman’ shatters the double under world record in his 12-hour effort

MANILA, Philippines – Who is up for the challenge to jump more than 40,000 double unders?

Ryan Ong-Alonzo, known as ‘Skipman’, was recognized by the Guinness World Records on November 26 after setting the world record for double under skips during the Jump to Greater Heights event at Ayala Malls Circuit Makati.

Alonzo eclipsed the previous high of 20,000 double skips when he made 21,327 after six hours.

Despite battling cramps, Alonzo went on to establish a new world mark of 40,980 skips after six more hours which paved his entry to the club of incredible achievers.

“This is one of the best early Christmas gifts I received. This is sweet,” said Alonzo, who dedicated his latest achievement to wife, Therese, and one-year-old son, Rio.

In jump rope, a double under means a participant needs to jump up higher than usual while swinging the rope twice under his feet.

In establishing the Guinness record, the 34-year-old cited the valuable help provided by Team Ong-Alonzo, especially coach Gadric Chusenfu and Benzi Yang.

Chusenfu said Alonzo trained like a marathoner as he went through strength, speed and endurance workouts just to make sure that he is physically ready for the challenge. –

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