A padel racket. Credit score: Belga
In Bruges, 4 pals of Padelclub Azalea broke the padel world file by enjoying for 26 hours and 10 minutes final weekend, which is seven minutes longer than the earlier world file.
Padel is an outside racket sport, combining parts from each tennis and squash, which grew to become more and more standard in Belgium through the coronavirus disaster.
4 pals, Kevin Caestecker, Christophe Meulebrouck, Pieter Cools and Frederik Boi began their try to interrupt the padel world file on Saturday, with a digital camera above their heads – as the photographs nonetheless should be seen by the individuals of Guinness World Information.
“We needed to make it possible for all the pieces stayed right the entire time,” Boi advised Het Nieuwsblad.
Their preliminary goal was to play for 28 hours, however they stopped after beating the earlier world file, which was 26 hours and three minutes.
By sponsorship and a giant occasion with spectators final weekend, they collected €22,500, which they’re giving to charity. Half will probably be donated to the Fara Demeyer Basis, for the daughter of one of many padel membership members, who has leukaemia. One other half will go to SuperKrachtig Lekker of the non-profit organisation Kinderkankerfonds.
In line with the foundations, the boys may take a 5-minute break per hour of enjoying, however they determined to build up them as an alternative: they performed for 4 hours straight after which took a 20-minute break, earlier than enjoying for an additional 4 hours.
“I assumed the situations had been excellent, but it surely was a bit hotter than anticipated,” Meulebrouck mentioned on native radio. “These first hours within the full solar did kill me a bit, and then you definately nonetheless should undergo the night time.”
Whereas the cooler temperatures through the night time helped, the rising temperatures after the solar got here up hit twice as onerous, he mentioned.
“It’s an assault in your physique: your decrease again, shoulders, legs, calves, all of it endure,” Meulebrouck mentioned, including that every one of that was shortly forgotten as soon as the purpose was achieved.
Within the meantime, one other Belgian padel membership already introduced that it’ll additionally try to interrupt the world file, in accordance with Boi.
“I feel anybody can do it,” he mentioned. “You do one thing like that on autopilot. And if these individuals do it with the identical purpose as us (donating the cash to charity), we are able to solely applaud that.”
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