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Guinness Handshake Record Gets New Challengers Saturday

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Times Square - New York, NY - File / Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

Times Square File Photo (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — In Times Square Saturday, four pairs of competitors are trying to break the Guinness World Record for a handshake from 2009, which is when two people shook for 15 hours and 30 minutes.

The competitors hail from America, Nepal and New Zealand.

The challenge isn’t a walk in the park. They’re outside in chilly weather, even with space heaters. Also, they have to meet all of the Guinness rules.

These rules include using only one hand for the duration and, if they take a permitted bathroom break, continuing the handshake with a Guinness official observing.

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