Minecraft player hopes to have beat the world record with a 35 hour marathon


A man from Britain hopes to have smashed the world record for a continuous game of Minecraft. Joe Kelly, from Cheltenham, raised £18,00 for cancer research over the session which lasted for 35 hours, 35 minutes and 35 seconds.

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Kelly hopes his attempt gets him recognised, as it clearly surpasses the previous record of 24 hours and 10 minutes, which was set by Martin Fornleitner in Austria, in 2011. Kelly usually only plays for a few hours a week, and managed to get through the marathon with “sugar and stubbornness”.

“My shoulders didn’t ache, my back didn’t ache – the worst thing was my fingers,” Kelly told the BBC. “They hurt so much just from holding keyboard and mouse and being in clenched position for such a long time. Every little break I got I was flexing my fingers.”

Mr Kelly is now in the process of sending evidence to the Guinness World Records, who will then verify it before presumably updating their records.

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