In an awe-inspiring feat, Mike Heard, a New Zealand native, has unofficially reclaimed a world record by completing an astounding 941 bungee jumps within a mere 24-hour period.
Mike had initially set the record for the most outdoor bungee jumps in a day with a 16-to-32-foot cord back in 2017, achieving 430 jumps. However, his record was broken in 2022 by François-Marie Dibon, who achieved 765 jumps.
Mike took on the challenge of recapturing his title at the Auckland Harbor Bridge, and through sheer determination and tenacity, he exceeded all expectations, completing 941 bungee jumps. That’s an average of nearly 40 jumps per hour, or about one jump every 90 seconds!
When questioned about any challenges faced during this extraordinary endeavor, Mike acknowledged that he did experience moments of seasickness but powered through without allowing it to affect his performance.
Moreover, this remarkable achievement had a charitable aspect, as funds raised during the event were dedicated to the Mental Health Foundation. Mike’s motivation extends beyond personal accomplishments; he aims to address mental health issues in New Zealand proactively and create positive change in the lives of his fellow Kiwis.
Now, with the evidence in hand, Mike plans to submit his achievement to Guinness World Records to officially regain his well-deserved title. This triumphant Kiwi has certainly set the bar high for future challenges!