Ashrita Furman sets two new world records in Columbia

55-year old Ashrita Furman, holder of 114 current Guinness World Records, including the record for the most records, established two new records on a trip to South America this week.  The first record was set on Easter Island.  Ashrita was able to juggle while jumping on a pogo stick for four miles.  And at the Hotel Caribe in Cartagena, he blew a postage stamp 100 meters while carrying “Pepe”, a Colombian tree sloth in a time of 7 minutes 29 seconds.  Ashrita attributes his success at breaking records to meditation and the inspiration of his meditation teacher, Sri Chinmoy. For many years Ashrita Furman is using his free time to train for the most special and unusual records and this on many in the world’s most exciting sites and places. As this year’s vacation brought him to Columbia, he used its scenery as background for his current world records. Congratulations Ashrita!

Photos by Jowan Gauthier

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