Welsh man Gareth Murphy visited 56 pubs in 24 hours, snapping the previous pub crawl record of 51, according to a release from Guinness World Records.
The 29-year-old IT worker from Caernarfon, Wales, broke the record Feb. 5 and it was officially verified Tuesday. He surpassed Englishman Matt Ellis’ record set in 2021.
According to Guinness, a person who dares to try to break the record must have video evidence and a logbook signed by an employee at every pub visited to confirm a drink was both purchased and consumed. The pub must simply be an establishment licensed to sell alcoholic beverages.
“The hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life,” Murphy said in the news release. “The hardest part by far was the bloatedness of drinking so much. It didn’t help that I can’t make myself burp either.”
The key, according to Murphy, was discharging in the restroom to continually make more room for more alcohol.
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“I lost count of how many toilet breaks I took,” Murphy said. “At the beginning it was minimal, once every 10 pubs say, but by the end, I think I was going once every two or three pubs.”
Murphy accomplished the feat in Cardiff, the capitol of Wales, with the city’s high density of pubs and bars ranking as the highest in the UK per square mile.
“I knew the best place to do this was in the centre of Cardiff,” he said. “It was a long, tiring day.”