Beating a World Record #3

Well…he DID IT! Matt broke the Guinness World Record for longest distance covered in an indoor gokart! In the end and under the excited eyes of the media, Matt completed 772.48km breaking the previous record of 733.6km. Although it’s not official he did it. Once it’s official, then a new official distance will be established by Guinness.

To say this was taxing on everyone involved would be a huge understatement. But obviously, Matt suffered the greatest toll, both mentally and physically. Heck his finger prints even changed!

The record was broken with 1.5hrs to spare and that was his goal. He did press on but by this point his body needed a long break. It was also time to talk to the media and share a few thoughts. Thanks to the amazing efforts of Dulce Barbosa who handled all the promotions, the media was there in force to cover this momentous event and in the end over $5000 was raised for Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. This was a huge success in that a Guinness World Record was broken and a large some of money was raised for a charity close to Matthew’s heart.

 

Media Coverage:

2018-01-23 BreakFast TV (click here)

2018-01-23 Global News (click here)

2018-01-23 Brampton Guardian: Brampton’s Matthew Hayley breaks karting world record (click here)

2018-01-23 CTV News: Ontario go-kart driver surpasses Guinness World Record distance 2nd video (click here)

2018-01-22 CBC The National

2018-01-22 640 Toronto Morning Show – radio (click radio)

2018-01-22 CTV News: Ontario man races to break 24-hour go-kart Guinness World Record (click here)

2017-12-13 Brampton Guardian: “Underdog Matthew Hayley attempting Guinness World go karting record” (click here)

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