Ultimate Rob

May 23, 2012 09:00 ET

Canadian Sets Guinness World Record in Flying Disc

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 23, 2012) - Rob McLeod, a resident of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, was officially recognized last week for a Guinness World Record he set on January 29, 2012 in Calgary, Alberta, when he knocked over 28 drinks cans in one minute with Innova Zephyr's, which are used for disc golf.

"This was a dream come true for me. Ever since I was a kid, I used to order the Guinness Record books from my school's book order and dream about what record I would someday hold. To be a part of the Guinness family and tell people I'm a Guinness World Record holder makes me feel like a kid again. I couldn't be more excited for this to happen," said McLeod.

This marks the third world record for McLeod, having previously set the Skyhoundz World Record in Xtreme Disctance with his canine friend Davy Whippet and the Quadruped World Record, again with Davy Whippet.

McLeod was flown to Beijing, China in December to attempt this record on a Guinness World Records television show that was broadcast to over 50 million people; however, he came up just short of setting the record. "To say I was disappointed would be an understatement. I felt like I let my family, friends and fans down and so I was determined to get the record when I got home."

McLeod has his sights set on many more world records including the longest throw, longest throw to a dog and longest field goal with a flying disc. In order to set a Guinness World Record, it requires an application process, a stringent documentation process during the record attempt and an approval process.

After McLeod was unsuccessful in his first attempt at the record in China (for "most drinks cans hit in one minute with a flying disc), he started planning to reattempt this record as soon as he got home. In total, from the planning to the approval, it took 5 months so after he set the record in January, it was basically a waiting game.

"There are hundreds of records set every year so for my record to be approved took the Guinness officials time to watch the video from my event, go through the documents I sent and make sure they had everything they needed for the final approval" said McLeod.

He will be soon receiving a certificate from Guinness World Records HQ in London, England, officially recognizing him as a Guinness World Record Holder.

McLeod also competes in disc golf, and other disc sport events including ultimate Frisbee, self caught flight and human freestyle although the latter is a sport he's just gotten into.

McLeod's goal is to raise the awareness of disc sports and to get more people involved. You can follow his progress and see all of his results on his website www.frisbeerob.com.

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