Man's Fist Pumping Record Still Waiting for Verification

A 34-year-old man in Ohio became a world record fist-pumper after he successfully fist-pumped for 17 hours straight.

James Peterson, 34, started his world record performance at the University of Akron on Friday at 11 a.m. among a few passing onlookers and by 3 a.m. Saturday morning had secured his place in the record books, as reported by the Akron Beacon Journal.

"I have set the qualifications for this record and every minute that I do this is a new record," Peterson said from the UA campus.

Peterson explained that he wanted to create his own world record of the longest continuous fist-pumping motion around your body. Currently there is no previous record so this would be the first of its kind; he describes himself as an experienced fist-pumper.

Peterson, who is an unemployed electrician, said he had experience with having his hands over his head.

"I used to hang light fixtures, so I am used to having my hands above my head," he said.

Understanding that any continuous motion for such a long period of time will lead to fatigue, he made special considerations in preparations for his record attempt.

To make sure that his had stayed in a fist, Paterson used super-glue to keep his fingers in a clenched fist.

"My fist is super-glued together to ensure I maintain perfect fist formation," he told the Akron Beacon Journal.

As with any world record attempt proof needs to be available so verification of the completion of the record can be made.

To provide an account of his new world record, he used a pair of videographers to record his entire record setting attempt. The video was produced by Clay Hunt and Matt Rohrbach of ZinniHunt Productions.

He used the videographers to record his world record after his first attempt earlier this year went undocumented.

"I did this on St. Patrick's Day but it was not documented," Paterson said.