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Canadian to Set Frisbee World Record in China

Rob McLeod, a resident of Calgary, will travel to Beijing, China from November 30 to December 4, 2011 to set a Guinness World Record in the sport of frisbee on China Central Televison (CCTV).

“Ever since I was a kid I bought the Guinness Book of World Records through the school book order; I dreamed of one day having my name on those pages,” said McLeod.

The Woodstock, New Brunswick native will achieve that dream thanks to CCTV, and China’s longest-running entertainment show Zheng Da Zong Yi, which broadcasts Guinness World Record attempts to a national audience of 50 million. McLeod has a guaranteed entry into the Guinness Book, as he will complete an event that doesn’t currently have a record associated with it: most targets hit with a frisbee in one minute. The targets will be 50 cans set up along a specially constructed 26-metre long table.

“I want to expose more of our Chinese audience to the art of playing frisbee,” said Liu Ming, director of Zheng Da Zong Yi. “With Rob attending our show this year, we are very glad and honoured.”

McLeod, 29, is the current Skyhoundz Xtreme Distance World Champion and World Record Holder in the Men’s Classic division with his canine partner, Davy Whippet.

“I love throwing a Frisbee, it’s my form of meditation, and to see all the opportunities that have come from doing what I love, is truly an incredible feeling.”