How Did These Siblings in Dubai Set a New Guinness World Record?

  • Publish date: Sunday، 10 September 2023
How Did These Siblings in Dubai Set a New Guinness World Record?

Tia, a member of the Dubai family known as Team Angel Wolf, has set a new Guinness World Record for "fastest time to complete an Olympic-distance triathlon while carrying a person". 

Tia achieved this alongside her brother Rio, a person of determination who was born with a rare chromosome disorder called 1q44 deletion de novo syndrome.

She carried Rio in this multisport race. She swam 1.5km while pulling him in a kayak, then cycled 40km on an adaptive bike that has a seat for her brother in the front, and finally ran 10km pushing him in a running chair.

Tia completed the race in a remarkable time of 3 hours, 39 minutes, and 37 seconds, which is five minutes and 23 seconds faster than the Guinness World Record threshold of 3 hours and 45 minutes.

However, Tia attributes their achievement largely to Rio's encouragement.

Speaking to Khaleej Times, Tia said, "On the bike, when it got really tough, I could hear Rio singing the most random songs and clapping and shouting, saying keep going…Go, Go, Go. It just made everything 100 times better."

Image source: @teamangelwolf Instagram account. 

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