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Ohio man goes for world bowling record

June 6, 2005 at 2:35 PM   |   Comments

MASON, Ohio, June 6 (UPI) -- A Mason, Ohio, man is waiting for word that he officially broke a world record by bowling for 64 hours and 22 minutes.

Dave Wilson went for the record Saturday night cheered on by 300 people at Eastern Lanes in Franklin Township as he earned $7,100 for the children's charity, Building Blocks Foundation, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Monday.

Wilson played 375 games and knocked down 59,615 pins in three days -- comparable to four years' worth of league bowling.

His personal trainer told the newspaper: "It was incredible to watch -- and it puts being tired into a whole new perspective."

The official record set by a man in Italy is 60 hours and 15 minutes.

It will probably take months for Guinness World Records officials to certify Wilson's feat.

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