Lacrosse in the Guinness Book of World Records

PHOTO BY RICH BARNES

Cornell huddles before a game against Brown on April 23, 2022.


Do you have it in you to set a lacrosse-related world record?

Ryan Hanavan and his son, Logan, recently reached lacrosse immortality. They simultaneously passed two balls 40 times in one minute standing seven meters apart for a new Guinness World Record

That got us thinking. What are some other lacrosse world records recognized by Guinness? There are currently 20 listed online, and here are some of our favorites.

Most Participants in a Lacrosse Exhibition Match: 185, achieved by Soo Lacrosse Club (Canada) in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, on June 8, 2012
Longest Lacrosse Throw: 148.91 m (162.86 yds), by Barnet Quinn of Ottawa, Canada, on September 10, 1892
Fastest Lacrosse Shot: 192.96 km/h (119.9 mph), by Patrick Luehrsen (USA) at the Libertyville Sports Complex in Libertyville, Illinois, on September 29, 2015
Fastest Half Marathon in a Lacrosse Kit (age 16+): 1 hr 43 min 46 sec, achieved by Alistair Kealty (Australia) in Melbourne, Australia, on October 13, 2019
Fastest Marathon in a Lacrosse Kit (age 16+): 3 hr 46 min 58 sec, achieved by Paul Statchuk (Canada) at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on October 20, 2013

Can you set a Guinness World Record? If you give one a try, make sure to let us know. But make sure you reach out to Guinness ahead of time to get set up with an adjudicator who can confirm your record-breaking performance.

 







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