Guinness world records: Treverton’s basketball success

2010-02-05 00:00

FIVE months after their basketball marathon attempt, Treverton College has received official recognition from the Guinness World Records that their achievement has been accepted.

In August last year Treverton basketball players put in an exhausting and impressive 82-hour non-stop Basketball Marathon in a bid to achieve the Guinness World Record.

The school has now received the official certificate, which states “Guinness World Record Certificate: The longest basketball marathon was 82-hours achieved by Treverton College (South Africa) in Mooi River, South Africa, on 7-10 August 2009”.

Basketball coach Rob Wyatt-Minter, who joined the Treverton staff in 2008, and was responsible for organising the record breaking attempt, believes that this may be the first time a South African school bid has been recognised. He has been involved in other basketball attempts in the past.

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