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Guinness World Record attempt begins in Zagreb

Tomislav Lubenjak starts his world-record attempt (Photo credit: Goran Šerbula/avionkarte.hr)

27 April 2019 – A young Croat’s attempt to break the new Guinness World Record for pushing a car the furtherest in 24 hours by an individual has begun in Zagreb on Saturday.

At 3 pm on Vukovar street, the official timer in the support vehicle which will follow every step Tomislav Lubenjak takes went off. Lubenjak is attempting to break the current world record for an individual pushing a car in 24 hours which is 82.28 km set by Poland’s Przemyslaw Marczewski.

Tomislav started off at an extremely quick pace. He completed the first lap of Vukovar street, which is a bit over 8.2 km long in 1 h 19 min and 30 sec, setting a pace of 6 km/h.  His heart rate was under 80 bpm which shows he is in great form and on track.

Tomislav Lubenjak (Photo credit: Goran Šerbula/avionkarte.hr)

“My goal in 100 km!,” Tomislav said ahead of his world record attempt in his hometown.

Tomislav has received support from a number of Croatian sportspeople, such as Martin Sinković, Ivica Kostelić, Blanka Vlašić, Stipe Žunić, Franjo Arapović, Anamarija Bujas Čelan, Matej Mamić, Nika Fleiss, and Ivana Brkljačić.

(Photo credit: Goran Šerbula/avionkarte.hr)

Tomislav has been preparing for this record for a number of years. In February this year he decided to walk 100 km in 18 hours. He also prepared by pushing a car 50 km in 10 hours. 

You can track his progress on the link here.

(Photo credit: Goran Šerbula/avionkarte.hr)

Tomorrow, Sunday 28 April at 3 pm he will be welcomed at the finish line on Radnička street 49 where a ceremony for the presentation of his Guinness Record certificate will start at 4 pm. 

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