Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Olympian seeks hopscotch record

The AP reports:

Olympic gold medalist and three-time world decathlon champion Dan O’Brien is hoping to accomplish a new feat: the Guinness World Record for the fastest game of hopscotch.

O’Brien will be training Tuesday morning with dozens of New York City school children at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.

On Thursday, the 42-year-old will attempt to break the current record for a game of hopscotch — one minute and 23 seconds — at Chelsea Piers....

O’Brien won the Olympic gold medal for the decathlon at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

He also won three world titles in the 1990s. At the time he was dubbed “World’s Greatest Athlete.”

1 comment:

Jason said...

He'll never beat Rocky Simpson's record. Was that his name? Plus Rocky could do it with turrets shooting at him.