Chicago woman hula hoops for over 75 hours in attempt to break world record – and she's still going

  • 30 Nov - 06 Dec, 2019
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One Chicago woman is on a mission not only to break the Guinness World Record for marathon hula hooping, but to surpass it by several hours – though her quest may have already been foiled. Jenny Doan, originally from Perth, Australia, had been hula hooping for more than 83 hours, putting her close her goal of hitting 100 hours and past the previous record of 74 hours and 54 minutes. But a slip in hour 58 could cost Doan the official world record title. As seen on Doan’s Twitch live stream of her attempt, the hula hoop drops to the floor unintentionally at about 58 hours, 24 minutes. Doan told the Tribune that she plans on attempting to use one of her accrued five-minute breaks, of which she earns one for every hour of hula hooping, to cancel out the hoop’s fall. But a spokesperson for Guinness World Records North America told the outlet that using a five-minute break for the drop would be bending the rules. Still, Doan plans on submitting her attempt – after she hits the 100 hour mark. “It was something I wanted to do, like on a bucket list,” Doan told the Tribune. “The fixation and intensity of it is really appealing to me.” Doan is using her stunt to raise money for Mental Health America and had brought in more than $3,500, the Tribune said.