400 m 47.60 Marita Koch (GDR) Canberra, Australia 6 October 1985
Glenn Suter (Australia) achieved a speed of 163.117 km/h (101.36 mph) whilst driving a motorised sofa, at an event organised by The Monkeys for Ice Break (Australia), at Camden Airport, New South Wales, Australia, on 26 September 2011. The record was broken to promote Ice Break iced coffee.
The fastest speed achieved on a surfboard while being towed by a car is 78.26 km/h (48.62 mph) by Layne Beachley (Australia), who was towed by Ewen Page and Shane Jacobson (Top Gear Australia) at Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith, NSW, Australia, on 21 March 2011. Layne is a 7 times world champion surfer. Speed was measured with the Lowrance Endura Sierra Handheld GPS.
The highest average speed achieved over a 100 km out-and-return course for an official FAI world record by a pair is 24.59 km/h by Howard Travers (UK) and Harley Smith (Australia) at Eucia, Australia on 25 January 1999.
14:10.10 Grant Hackett (Australia) Perth, Western Australia 7 August 2001
The fastest time to climb the height of Mount Everest on a machine by a man is 2 hr 53 min 47 sec by Richard Pemberton (Australia) at Executive Fitness Managment Gym, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia on 25 November 2006 the previously recognised official measurement of Mt Everest is 8,848 m or 29,028 ft
The fastest time to break 16 concrete blocks on the body is 7.37 sec set by Neal Hardy (Australia) on the set of “Australia Smashes Guinness World Records” at the Warringah Mall in Sydney, Australia, on 15 January 2010. The blocks were broken by Patrick Bellchambers (Australia). The record was part of the TV series “Australia Smashes Guinness World Records”.
The fastest aggregate time for a male to complete a marathon on each continent is 21 hr 55 min 2 sec and was achieved by Alan Nawoj (USA) between 9 April 2006 and 13 April 2014. Nawoj completed, in order, the Paris Marathon (Europe), Singapore Marathon (Asia), New York City Marathon (North America), Rio de Janeiro Marathon (South America), Antarctica Marathon (Antarctica), Marrakech Marathon (Africa) and the Canberra Marathon (Australia). His fastest time amongst the seven marathons was the New York City Marathon, which Nawoj Continue reading →
The fastest time to handcycle across Australia from Perth to Sydney in a relay is 6 days 10 hr 42 min by a team of four in the Race Across Australia (RAAUS) charity event between 16 and 23 October 2010. Thomas Bechter, Philipp Bonadimann, Jürgen Egle and Wolfgang Wimmer (all Austria) successfully covered a total of 4,031 km (2,505 mile). The athletes completed the distance with hand bicycles in an uninterruped succession of legs, during which the athletes took turns each hour. Each leg lasted Continue reading →
The fastest time to hula hoop 10 km was 1 hr 27 min and 25 sec and was achieved by Boo Chan (Australia) at the Hills Sports Stadium in Castle Hill, New South Wales, Australia, on 12 March 2009. Miss Chan only trained for 2 months before the attempt. During training her best time was 1 hr 30 min.