Tag Archives: Hungary

Longest career as a sports commentator

The most durable sports commentator is György Szepesi (Hungary, b. 5 February 1922) who has been working for Hungarian Radio (Magyar Radio) since first covering a football match between Hungary and Austria on 20 August 1945. He has commentated on 15 Olympic Games, and most recently celebrated his 60 year jubilee covering Hungary vs Argentina on 14 August 2005. He continues to commentate on Hungarian Radio on every Wednesday morning.

Longest distance rowed on a Concept II Indoor Rower in 24 hours by a team (male)

The greatest distance rowed on an indoor Concept II rower by a team in 24 hours is 405. 54 km (251.99 miles) by 12 athletes from Györi Vízügy-Spartacus Evezös Klub (all Hungary) in Györ Plaza, Györ, Hungary, from 13-14 December 2008. Each member of the amateur rowing club rowed a 10 minute stretch until the end when some of the younger athletes began rowing in 5 minute bursts.

Most sheep shorn in 8 hours – manual (ewes)

The record for the most sheep shorn, manually with scissors/handblade in 8 hours is 50. János Marton (Hungary) completed his challenge, without any breaks, on 26 April 2003 at Hódmezovásárhely Animal Husbandry Show, Hódmezovásárhely, Hungary. The ewes were fully grown adults.

Treadmill, Distance run in 24 hours, female

The greatest distance travelled on a treadmill in 24 hours by a woman is 247.2 km (153.6 miles) by Edit Berces (Hungary) at the Eurocentre shopping mall, Budapest, Hungary on 8-9 March 2004. She also broke the record for the fastest 100 km and 100 miles. This 24 hour record surpasses the male record and thus is the overall record for an individual.

Tallest structure built with interlocking plastic bricks

The tallest structure built with interlocking plastic bricks measured 34.76 m (114 ft 0.50 in) and was achieved by Lego Store Budapest (Hungary), in Budapest, Hungary, on 25 May 2014. More than 450,000 interlocking plastic bricks were used to construct the tower by school children and members of the public from 21 to 25 May 2014.