Sam Clauw will attempt to break the world record for the longest marathon aboard a theme park attraction. The attempt to set a new world record is designed to raise funds and awareness for the protection of the Amur leopard, an endangered species.
Sam Clauw aims to set a new Guinness World Record for 'the longest marathon on a fairground/theme park attraction' to raise funds to save the Amur leopard from extinction.
The 28-year-old Clauw will attempt his record-setting marathon ride at Bellewaerde Park in Belgium, with a goal to spend more than two days on the park’s pirate ship ride.
If you think it's going to be a walk in the park, watch this YouTube user video of the ride and try your best to suppress the queasiness within.
Filmed by surveillance cameras, the self-professed theme park enthusiast will climb aboard the ride on April 29 to break the world record currently held by Clinton Shepherd, who spent 48 hours, 8 minutes and 25 seconds on a Ferris wheel in Chicago.
Clauw aims to best Shepherd's record by staying on the ride for 50 hours. Though it may seem like a lunatic endeavour to some, Clauw, who is also a promoter and webmaster for the park, is taking up the quirky challenge in the name of a good cause.