In July 2007, 53-year-old Keith Furman, now known as Ashrita (Sanskrit for ‘Protected by God’), broke the record for fastest mile pushing an orange with nose with a time of 22 min, 41 sec. He beat the previous record of 29 minutes in Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport, a strange but populated venue for his stunt.
As of 2014, Ashrita has set 551 official Guinness World Records, and currently holds nearly 200 standing records, including holding the most Guinness World Records. He owes his success to spirituality teacher Sri Chinmoy who taught him self-transcendence and meditation techniques, which have earned him titles such as: fastest one-mile piggy-back race, fastest mile balancing a book on the head, fastest 10 meter balancing a pool cue on the chin, fastest mile on stilts, fastest time to walk 8km on stilts, fastest mile on pogo stick while juggling three balls, fastest mile while hula hooping and fastest marathon skipping.
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