What were you doing Thursday morning at 7:30 am?
While you and I were making breakfast or driving to work, LAPD Detective Gus Martinez was climbing on board the ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier.
Other than 5 minute breaks, he didn’t stop riding until 8:30 am Friday, when Guinness was waiting to award him with the record for longest Ferris Wheel ride.
He agreed to ride the wheel to help raise money for the Southern California Special Olympics. A son who has Down syndrome competes in Olympic events and accompanied him on part of his record-breaking ride.
To pass the time riding after the park closed, Martinez talked on his cell phone, checked his iPad and sometimes watched a big screen TV that had been installed for him.
And despite his fear of heights, he even checked out the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the Los Angeles skyline from time to time.
A fear of heights!!??
So what World Record would you go for if you had the opportunity?
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