(read Part I here)
Ben Jenkins and Kia McNeely are the current world record holders for the “Longest High-Five,” a prestigious title formerly held by Toronto-tandem Sam Stilson and Craig Morrison, and the Australian duo of Matt Kelly and Dave Thompson. The length of the “Longest High-Five” refers to the combined distance traveled by the high-fivers before connecting at the approximate midway for a high-five. Here’s the video of their impressive feat:
Ben and Kia were kind enough to take part in an interview with me about the challenges, pressure, and a possible feud that came along with attempting to break that particular world record. It went a lot like this:
RS: Was this your first attempt?
Ben: We figured we’d just do it first try because we’re hardcore.
RS: How long did you train for?
Kia: Train? We’re both pretty athletic to start out with so we didn’t really need to train.
B: I did hold my hand in the air for twenty minutes a few days beforehand to make sure I could though.