Two Vietnamese brothers and circus performers recently broke a Guinness World Record after one of them climbed 100 consecutive stairs in a Spanish cathedral while balancing the other on his head.
Amazing feat: Giang Quoc Co, 37, and Giang Quoc Nghiep, 32, performed the stunt at Spain’s Girona Cathedral on Dec. 23, according to India Times.
- The Giang brothers were able to climb 100 steps in 53 seconds. To break the previous 2018 Guinness World Record of 91 steps, an additional 10 steps needed to be built for the brothers’ stunt since the cathedral has 90 steps.
- “The new steps have a different height and material compared to the 90 existing ones. We did not have the chance to practice on these 10 steps in advance,” Giang Quoc Co told VnExpress, as reported by India Times.
- In a video posted by Sputnik Việt Nam, Giang Quoc Co also shared that the cold weather put a lot of stress on them as they practiced every day from morning until night.
Other accomplishments: The Vietnamese circus duo first broke the same record, “Most consecutive stairs climbed while balancing a person on the head,” at the same venue in 2016 by climbing 90 steps in 52 seconds, according to VnExpress.
- In addition to breaking this record, the Giang brothers also broke another world record when they performed their head-balancing act in Rome on Nov. 15, 2018, by walking up and down 10 stairs in 53.97 seconds while blindfolded.
- They also appeared on “Britain’s Got Talent” in June of that same year.