Written by James Murray

Nipigon, ON — Its official, Nipigon Ontario now holds the Guiness Book of World’s Records for the longest curling marathon. The record attempt was made earlier this year, as curlers played for a record setting 50 hours and three minutes.

The curlers have been waiting on pins and needles for the official blessing of 50 continuous hours of curling undertaken last March.

Nipigon’s Mayor Richard Harvey shares, “Another fine example of that proud Nipigon Spirit, rising above the challenges that we have been facing, and setting ourselves apart. Congratulations are in order for the curlers and the volunteers who earned this World Record together.”

Steve Mangoff, who organized the event’s documentation, shared the good news from the Guinness Book of World Records with the teams this morning, “The longest curling marathon is 50 hr 3 min and was set by a group of 10 players from The Nipigon Curling Club in Nipigon, Ontario, Canada on 12-15 March 2009.”

The Nipigon Curling Club are looking forward to the 2009-2010 season with optimism, and hope their achievements as well as plans to renovate facilities will renew interest in its programs and boost participation in upcoming bonspiels.

The curlers are expected to celebrate their achievement at the Nipigon Centennial Fall Fishing Festival this coming weekend. They are; Jonah Dupuis, Mitch Shallow, Loretta Mangoff, Brenton Button, Chris Wrigley, Jeff Zechner, Ian Brennen, Brie-Ann Button, DJ Ronaldson and Chris Giguire.

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