December 9, 2008

Man sets dancing record with 602 taps

A New Zealand man has laid claim to the Guinness World Record for tap dancing by tapping out 602 beats in a minute.

Tony Adams, 49, bested the previous record -- 512 taps in a minute -- on live television while wearing his 32-year-old tap shoes, The Dominion Post reported Tuesday.

It's pretty challenging to sustain that pace for 60 seconds, and a minute has never felt longer, he said.

Adams' 82-year-old mother, Mary, was on hand to witness the feat.

I'm very proud of him but I really can't understand what all the fuss is about. He was a much better dancer when he was younger, she said of her son, who won several national dance titles in his youth.