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World's longest plastic water slide record broken in West Virginia

July 2 (UPI) -- A horizontal plastic water slide -- also known as a slip and slide -- set up in West Virginia broke a Guinness World Record when a rider glided 2,021 feet across the surface.

The Canaan Valley Resort, a West Virginia State Park, hosted the record attempt by Natural Light Beer on Thursday and the brand set up a massive water slide for employees to attempt to break the record.

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Guinness requirements stipulate that the water slide is measured by how far a rider can travel in a single slide.

The previous record of 2,006 feet, 10 inches, was set in Jordan in 2015.

"We thought what better way to celebrate 4th of July then to make the world's longest slip-n-slide and break the Guinness record and bring it back to the U.S.A.," Ben Martinez, Natural Light's marketing director, told WBOY-TV.

A Guinness adjudicator was on hand and verified that the record was broken when an employee managed a run of 2,007 feet, but further attempts managed to increase the record to 2,021 feet.

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