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Pakistani national in Dubai breaks Guinness World Record for fastest mile dribble

Staff Report/Dubai
Filed on September 30, 2020 | Last updated on September 30, 2020 at 09.58 pm
Guinness World Record, Kohat, Pakistan, Dubai, Azmat Khan

The 33-year-old completed the feat in 6 minutes and one second.

Azmat Khan, a Pakistani national in Dubai, has broken the Guinness World Record for the fastest mile dribbling in basketball.

The 33-year-old completed the feat in 6 minutes and one second.

Khan, from Kohat, also holds the record title for the 10-mile equivalent.

The previous record for the fastest mile dribbling was held by American national Reed McManigal, who set the record in 6 minutes and 39 seconds.

Two cyclists served as videographers to document Khan's attempt using their mobile phones.

Khan and his crew took over a cycling path in Al Warqa Third Park in Dubai on a sunny Saturday for his attempt. His preparation for the run mostly focused on following GWR guidelines leading up to the big day. He had to go through many steps including securing two timekeepers, witnesses, and a track official.

The professional runner has participated in runs across Dubai, ranging from 3km up to 42km.

"I want to motivate people to try new things and challenge themselves," he said. "Dribbling a basketball while hitting that speed wasn't easy. The turns were especially challenging. I almost lost the ball a few times on the curves."

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