Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Guinness World Record - Sprinting Wearing High Heels

Speedy Spaniard smashes 100-metre sprint record wearing high heels

Spanish serial record-breaker Christian Roberto López Rodríguez, 34, has set yet another world record, this time for the fastest 100 metres in high heels.

Christian clocked a time of 12.82 seconds, which is only 3.24 seconds slower than Usain Bolt’s 100-metre sprint world record! [When was the last time you ran in heels - like never.]

The record was previously held by Germany’s André Ortolf, who achieved a time of 14.02 seconds in 2019.

 Christian Roberto López Rodríguez

Stiletto high-heeled shoes must be worn while attempting this record. The heels must be at least 7 cm (2.76 in) high and no more than 1.5 cm (0.59 in) wide at the tip, meaning platform shoes are not permitted.

As you can imagine, wearing stilettos hugely limits a runner’s stability and speed.

Fortunately, Christian managed to complete his superlative sprint without falling head over heels.

“The preparation was very exhaustive and specific,” Christian said.

“I find it very challenging to be able to run in high heels at high speed. In Spain there are races like this, and they have always gone well for me,” he added.

Christian said he attempted this record to prove that Type 1 diabetics such as himself “can do as much or more things than people without diabetes.

Christian has also set a variety of other world records, including the longest duration balancing a bicycle on the chin (9 min 41 sec), the longest duration balancing an object on the nose (2 hr 42 min), and the most consecutive stairs climbed while juggling three objects (2,082).

Christian currently holds a whopping 57 Guinness World Records titles and has plans to break many more throughout 2023!

His records 

1 comment:

  1. This is truly cRaZy! My goal has always been to be able to wear and walk in ever higher heels. I'm completely comfortable in my 5" stilettos and I think I've reached my max height. But simply the thought of running in any height heels breaks my ankles. Yikes!