In an astounding feat, a Spanish man broke the world record for running the fastest 100 metres in high heels, Guinness World Records has announced.
A serial record-breaker, Christian Roberto López Rodríguez managed to run 100 metres in 12.82 seconds, the world-renowned record keeper wrote taking to Instagram.
The 34-year-old took the Guinness World Record from André Ortolf, who completed the 100-metre track in 14.02 seconds in 2019.
“The preparation was very exhaustive and specific,” Rodríguez told Guinness World Records, admitting that running in heels was no mean feat.
“I find it very challenging to be able to run in high heels at high speed. In Spain there are races like this, and they have always gone well for me.”
People bidding to break the record must wear stiletto high-heeled shoes. The heels must be at least 7 cm (2.76 in) high and no more than 1.5 cm (0.59 in) wide at the tip, meaning they are not allowed to run in platform shoes.
Christian said he attempted this record to prove that Type 1 diabetics such as himself “can do as much or more things than people without diabetes.”
The Spaniard has broken other records — including the longest duration balancing a bicycle on the chin (9 minutes 41 seconds), the longest duration balancing an object on the nose (2 hours 42 minutes), and the most consecutive stairs climbed while juggling three objects (2,082).
He holds 57 Guinness World Records titles and plans to break more during the ongoing year.