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Calgary Man and Dog Team Breaks Frisbee World Record with Mile High Catch

CALGARY — A Calgary disc hurler has tossed his name into the record book again.

Rob McLeod set a new quadruped world record in Denver, CO earlier this month when he threw a Frisbee 116.5 yards to quick-footed canine Davy Whippet.

A Canadian Football League field is 110 yards between the goal-lines, to put the feat into perspective.

McLeod broke the world record the pair first set in Houston by more than 15 yards and was crowned the 2012 Quadruped National champion.

“I’ve been practicing throwing a lot since Houston to get longer and longer throws and I’ve been practicing at least twice a month with Davy to make sure that we were ready for Denver,” McLeod said in a release.

McLeod and his four-legged accomplice have also travelled to Kansas City, Ontario and Edmonton to show off their talents. They’ve now set sight on breaking the ultimate world record for longest throw and catch to a dog, which is the WFDF mark of about 130 yards.

If successful, Rob and Davy would make the Guinness record book as WFDF is the official sanctioning body for disc records.

It wouldn’t be the first time McLeod’s name would be found in the hallowed pages.

McLeod was recently recognized as a Guinness World Record holder for knocking down 28 cans in a minute from a distance of 5 metres.

His next world record attempt is planned for Aug. 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Queen Elizabeth Junior and Senior High School in Kensington.
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