World record bid

Brauer College mates (from left) Matt Smith, 17, Harry Twyford, 17, Josh Alexander, 18, and James Hickman, 18, are attempting a world record Mario Kart marathon.

Brauer College mates (from left) Matt Smith, 17, Harry Twyford, 17, Josh Alexander, 18, and James Hickman, 18, are attempting a world record Mario Kart marathon.

FOR a group of Brauer College students, winter school holidays mean long sessions in front of the TV playing video games.

These holidays, however, they will be cranking things up a notch. 

Next week, year 12 students Harry Twyford, Josh Alexander, James Hickman and Matt Smith will attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the longest racing game marathon and raise some cash for Peter’s Project along the way. 

The record stands at 35 hours but the friends are confident they can easily better it when they sit down to play Nintendo’s classic Mario Kart on their Wii consoles. 

“It’s been a childhood dream to get our names in the Guinness Book of Records and we just thought it would be a great way to help raise some money,” Harry said. 

“We have to have witnesses who can vouch we have completed the record under the conditions Guinness World Records have set out.

“For every hour we play, we get a 10-minute break to have something to eat or whatever, so it’s not like we will be going for 35 hours straight.” 

Harry said the marathon gaming session begins on July 4 at Brauer College’s Anderson Theatre. 

Mario Kart fans are welcome to join in the fun for a gold coin donation. 

jwoolley@fairfaxmedia.com.au 

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