California Teacher Plays Just Dance 4 for 138 Hours to Set World Record
A California teacher has set multiple world records by playing Just Dance 4 for over 138 hours straight.
After dropping more than 10 sizes and 75 lbs, 38-year-old Carrie Swidecki has become an advocate for fighting childhood obesity and is a multi-world record holder for her accolades in playing music games for extended amounts of time. On the morning of July 17, Swidecki finished breaking the world record for the longest video game marathon ever after playing Just Dance 4 for over 138 hours. Swidecki dethroned the previous record set by a man in Australia who played Call of Duty: Black Ops II for 135 hours straight in 2012. Mind you, playing Call of Duty and Just Dance are two completely different styles of gameplay. Call of Duty can be played from the comforts of your couch, while Just Dance has you up, moving and active the entire time.
Here are just three of Swidecki's numerous accolades that she recently achieved: longest overall dance marathon ever, the longest marathon in a dance game and the most high scores set in a 24 hour period (and she has set dozens more). Better yet, Swidecki tries to fight childhood obesity by hosting numerous dance-a-thons and fundraisers that often revolve around Just Dance and other music-based games. Swidecki shared her 138-hour-long journey in real time on social media and Periscope. While playing and dancing, she was able to raise over $7,000 for the Children's Miracle Network. Carrie isn't going to be resting anytime soon. She regularly hosts Just Dance music events throughout multiple schools in California and intends to uphold her routine of playing the game for over 50 hours a week.
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