Texas Resident Bowls For Record Five Straight Days


A lot of people enjoy bowling, but Stephen Shanabrook may never want to bowl again after this past week.

According to ESPN.com, the Plano, Texas resident bowled for more than five days straight from Monday into Friday, rarely stopping along the way.

The 24-year-old sought to break the Guinness World Record of five days and two hours straight, and did so by three hours, ESPN.com reports.

According to the report, Shanabrook bowled an average of five games an hour, and saw his scores range from 5 to 198 this week at the 24-hour Plano Super Bowl.

The record still needs to be verified, but it is believed to be a new world record. In order for Shanabrook to etch his name in the Guinness Book of World Records, he needed to continue to bowl "within the spirit of the game" at all times and was only allowed a five-minute break for every hour bowled.

According to the story, Shanabrook let the breaks accumulate into larger breaks, at which point he would use them to go to the bathroom, eat, do interviews and sleep. Two hours of rest on Friday was the longest break the record-breaking bowler took, though.

Proceeds generated by the event went to charity, allowing Shanabrook to take part in a hobby that he loves while also helping out those in need.

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