Friday, December 3

75-year-old Quebec man sets Guinness world record for headstand

Tony Helou’s headstands are part of a daily exercise regimen that includes push-ups and running.

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Tony Helou, 75, made a headstand Saturday at Deux-Montagnes to win the Guinness World Record for the oldest person to do so, the first record in this category.

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Helou’s headstands are part of a daily exercise regimen that includes push-ups and running.

Applying to be a part of the Guiness World Record book was a bit of fun. Helou’s brother has his own Guiness record: he wrote a book, in English, of more than 100 pages without using the letter e.

Helou was proud of his brother and at the suggestion of his daughter, Rola, an application was submitted for the headstand category, which did not yet exist, and the Guiness organization accepted it.

With expert witnesses on hand, the details of his handstand were recorded and sent as proof of his achievement to Guiness World Records.

Reference-montrealgazette.com

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