Nine Brigham Young University students set a new Guinness Book of World Records mark at 120 hours of playing a continuous basketball game Saturday.
The students, who actually broke the old record of 102 continuous hours Friday, continued to play Saturday in order to break the record by a comfortable 18 hours.They played the marathon game, not only to break the world mark, but to raise money for cancer research, said Steve Nelson, of West Jordan, who was the coordinator of the marathon game.
Nelson was joined by Dave and Mike Home, Brigham City; Todd Corelli, Bremerton, Wash.; Dale Asay, Seattle, Wash.; Willie Sproul, Las Vegas, Nev.; Paul McGuire, Provo; Jonathan Neff, Portland, Ore.; and Ken Browning, West Valley City.
The students began playing on an outdoor court at the South Town Mall in Sandy at 3:18 p.m. Monday. They broke the record at 10:18 p.m. Friday, and continued until 3:18 p.m. Saturday in order to reach the 120 hours.
The players were allowed to take a five-minute rest every hour and a one-and-a-half hour break every night.