March 31 (UPI) -- A Canadian circus performer was awarded a Guinness World Record when she strapped on a pair of high-heeled inline skates and skated 328 feet in 21.52 seconds -- while facing backward.
Guinness announced Bianca Rossini captured the record for fastest 328 feet on high-heeled inline skates (backwards).
Rossini, an experienced figure skater, said she practiced for weeks before attempting the record. She said it took some work to acclimate herself to the 5-inch heels on her in-line skates.
"I've always striven in life to be a strong inspiration woman. And what I've always wanted to do was to combine my feminine side (the high heel), with my strength -- which was skating. And I always want to create and portray the balance of having strength, and not having to let go of your feminine side," Rossini said.