Meet the Guinness World Records' most bonkers sporting champions

Everyone knows that Jamaica’s Usain Bolt is the fastest man on two legs, covering 100m in 9.58 seconds, but how would he cope on all fours? In November 2008 Japan’s Kenichi Ito recorded the Fastest 100m on All Fours in an astonishing 18.58 seconds; just 9 seconds longer than Bolt.

The 29 year-old self-proclaimed 'monkey enthusiast' from Tokyo has spent years developing a style of running based on the movements of the West African Patas monkey.

Britain’s Tom Daley might be a fantastic diver, but would he be willing to take the plunge into just 30cm of water?

Darren Taylor - a.k.a. Professor Splash - has over 25 years’ experience in shallow diving. In November 2011 the 50-year-old from Colorado, USA, broke his own record for the Highest Shallow Dive.

Darren made the plunge from a height of 11.20 m - 36ft 8.94 in - landing into just 30 cm - 12 in - of water.

On the heroic plunge Darren says: 'Yes, it hurts, but the pain lasts for a minute, while the glory lasts a lifetime.'

Weight lifters can take inspiration from 64-year-old John Evans who holds the 14-year record for the Heaviest Car Balanced on the Head. Back in May 1999 John from Derbyshire carried a Mini Cooper, weighing 159.6kg - 352lb - upon his head for over half a minute.

Craig Glenday, Guinness World Records editor-in-chief, said: 'It's all very well being a professional athlete, but what about the pea-shooters, toe-wrestlers and haggis-hurlers?

'Who gives these passionate sporting heroes the credit they deserve? Thankfully, Guinness World Records is here to congratulate and celebrate these unsung heroes of the track, field and bog.'

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Flipping impressive! Christopher Irmscher also features in the book. In Cologne, Germany, he ran the fastest 100m hurdles wearing swim fins, completing his feat in 14.82 seconds

Natasha Veruschka, world record holder for swords swallowed simultaneously, left, and Claudia Gomez, right, for the farthest arrow shot using feet

Making a splash: Darren Taylor - a.k.a. Professor Splash - achieved the highest shallow dive in history when he plunged from a height of 11.20 m into 30 cm of water in Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China

Underwater athlete: Meet Vittorio Innocente, who became the deepest cycling underwater world record holder in 2008. He is pictured here at the London Aquarium Flipping impressive! Christopher Irmscher also features in the book. In Cologne, Germany, he ran the fastest 100m hurdles wearing swim fins, completing his feat in 14.82 seconds Natasha Veruschka, world record holder for swords swallowed simultaneously Making a splash: Darren Taylor - a.k.a. Professor Splash - achieved the highest shallow dive in history when he plunged from a height of 11.20 m into 30 cm of water in Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

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