Bungee Jumping into the Record Books

UK man sets Guinness World Record

Mar 24, 2014
Outside Magazine
Bungee jupming sequence

Bungee jumping sequence    Ammit/Getty Images

For most, bungee jumping is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but for Colin Phillips the extreme sport was a 151-times-in-a-day attempt at a Guinness World Record.

On Friday, the fitness coach and former professional rugby player from the UK surpassed the previous official record of 105 jumps in a 24-hour period. From a 328-foot crane in Dubai, Phillips completed the feat in three sessions, jumping for fewer than 12 cumulative hours. Philips had originally aimed to complete 200 jumps but stopped at 151 from fatigue.

"I feel a bit beaten up, to be honest," Phillips told the National. "Every jump has been different. Sometimes it's a good one. Sometimes it's not so good."

Besides the most jumps in 24 hours, Guinness World Records also recognizes the highest bungee jump (15,200 feet), the highest dunk of a doughnut while bungee jumping (198 feet 8 inches), and the most bungee jumps in one hour (80).