Teenager spends 36 hours on swing to break Guinness record

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March 8 (UPI) -- A 17-year-old New Zealand boy broke a Guinness World Record when he spent 36 consecutive hours swinging on a playground swing set.

Patrick Cooper, 17, of Hawke's Bay, began swinging at a park in Taradale at 10:23 a.m. Saturday and completed his attempt at 10:23 p.m. Sunday.


The teenager said he was supposed to start at 9 a.m., but the attempt was delayed when he slept through his alarm.

Cooper is now submitting video evidence from the event to get official recognition from Guinness World Records. The current record is held by fellow New Zealander Aimee Pivot, who spent 32 hours, 2 minutes and 3 seconds on a swing in October 2013.

Cooper's record attempt raised more than $1,600 for Starship Hospital.

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