NZer attempts world bungy record
09 Jul 2008
A New Zealander will try to break the world record for the most bungy jumps in 24 hours when he leaps off the Auckland Harbour Bridge next month.
Mike Heard will be taking the plunge on August 15, hoping to break the Guinness world record and raise money for charity.
The record is currently held by South African Bill Boshoff, who performed 101 bungy jumps in 14 hours and 23 minutes in 2002.
Once not enough
Mr Heard, who has already notched up 50 jumps, is keen for others to give it a go.
"Bungy jumping shouldn't be one of those sports you try once just to give to do before you die - people should try it once and then try it again and again and again!"
Strict guidelines from the Guinness World Records organisation will be observed, including the presence of an official to witness the jumps.
Mr Heard hopes to raise money for the Cure Kids charity the New Zealand organisation that is the face of the Child Health Research Foundation - an organisation established over 30 years ago to address research into life-threatening childhood illnesses.
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