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UB grad jumps into book of world records

Credit: WKBW Buffalo
Published on July 31, 2019 - Duration: 00:51s
UB grad jumps into book of world records
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UB grad jumps into book of world records

NEW THIS MORNING -- AU-B GRADUATEREACHING NEW HEIGHTS-- JUMPING HIS WAY INTOTHE BOOK OF WORLDRECORDS.BACK IN APRIL -- WEINTRODUCED YOU TOCHRISTOPHER SPELL --WHO WAS ATTEMPTINGTO MAKE THE WORLD'SHIGHEST STANDINGJUMP.BUT THE 23-YEAR-OLD'SATTEMPTS WERE DENIEDBY GUINNESS -- SAYINGTHE BOX HE WASJUMPING ON WAS TOOSOFT.CHRIS KEPT AT IT,BUILDING A NEW, MORERIGID BOX TO PRACTICEON.FINALLY -- GUINNESSACCEPTED A JUMP OF 64AND 1-EIGHTH INCHES.THE PREVIOUS RECORDWAS JUST OVER 63 ANDA HALF INCHES.CHRIS TELLS US ITFEELS LIKE A WEIGHTHAS BEEN LIFTED OFFHIS SHOULDERS."WHEN I FINALLY MADETHAT JUMP IT FELT SOFREEINGI'M JUST VERY THANKFULFOR EVERYBODY THATSUPPORTED ME, I HADTONS OF SUPPORT INBUFFALO WITH CATAYLSTFITNESS, THEY HELPEDME OUT A LOT.CHRIS LIVES INWESTCHESTER NEWYORK NOW -- AND SAYSHE'LL BE TURNING HISFOCUS TO PLAYINGFOOTBALL FULL TIME.

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