U.S Potatoes Powers Up Soh Wai Ching Towards A New Guinness World Record
Now I’ve been following our Malaysian champion towerrunner athlete, Soh Wai Ching for a while now, even since I was invited by U.S Potatoes to cover an event at TM Tower many moons ago. Recently there’s been great news for Malaysia’s very own champion towerrunner (World No. 2 and Asia No. 1 towerrunner). Guess what is it?
The subject title would have given it away. Yes, Soh has successfully attained a new Guinness World Records (GWR) by clinching the title of “Greatest Vertical Height Stair Climbing in One Hour (Male)”, beating previous record holder Mr David Robles Tapia from Spain. Guinness World Records! Don’t “play play”
|U.S Potatoes Powers Up Soh Wai Ching Towards A New Guinness World Record|
What did Soh Wai Ching Do To Break The Guinness World Record?
The GWR record attempt was held at the Four Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Soh broke the record by climbing 3 full climbs from the Ground Floor to 66th Floor of the building plus one full climb up from Ground Floor to 65th plus one floor with a total elevation of 1,295.95m. The total distance covered was 1,295.95m, equivalent to 399 floors. So who had the previous record? The previous record by David Robles Tapia (Spain) was 1.227km, which was equivalent to about 378 floors (3.25m per floor - as a standard height per floor).
U.S Potatoes Played An Important Part in This!
If you know about U.S Potatoes, then you’ll know how potatoes are a proven functional food for nutritious diets / meal regimes for fuelling high performances. Soh Wai Ching’s climb was definitely field by various U.S. potato foods and drinks such as U.S. Potatoes Enduro Drink, U.S. Potato Wrap, U.S. Potato Protein Rosti and Roasted Cajun U.S. Potato Wedges. Not the first time, U.S. potatoes were used to fuel Soh performance at two other tower-runs at KL Tower and TM Tower last year. Pretty cool right?
Reigning record holder Soh said, ”My main goal of attempting this GWR is to inspire sportsmen, sportswomen and youths in Malaysia to be outstanding, creative, constantly chase their dreams and making it happen. It’s my dream to aspire to do something to bring the Malaysia name onto the international stage.”
“Prior to attempting the Guinness World Records, I had loaded up with various types of dishes made with U.S. potatoes. I took the U.S. Potato Enduro Drink during my lunch frequently on my training sessions running up the stairs of Four Seasons Hotel. During the GWR attempt, I had the U.S Potato power drink during my descent from 65th floor to Ground Floor before my next climb as this would continue to power up my performance,” he elaborated.
Be ready to savour the nutritious U.S potatoes. One medium size skin-on US potato contains 110 calories per serving. Not only does it boost more potassium than a banana, the potatoes provides almost half the value of Vitamin C. Coupled with the fact that they are fat free, contains no sodium and no cholesterol, what’s stopping you from enjoying the U.S Potatoes today!