He did it! Al Roker has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest uninterrupted live weather report broadcast — a remarkable 34 hours. Click here to relive the full event, including a special congratulatory call from Vice President Joe Biden.
#Rokerthon began at 10:05 p.m. ET Wednesday, and wrapped up just after 8 a.m. Friday.
Al's effort was part of Guinness World Records Day, an international celebration of record breaking taking place across the globe November 13.
He had to follow specific rules in order for the record to be verified by Guinness:
- Al had to only talk about weather for the entirety of the time, outside of breaks.
- He could talk about current weather, and weather seven days in the past or seven days ahead.
- For every 60 minutes completed, Al was given a five-minute break. The breaks were able to be carried over and be combined, so if he went four hours without stopping, he could take a 20-minute break.
- Two independent witnesses had to there at all times.
Tweet your congratulations with #Rokerthon — Al may answer you once he wakes up from a long, long nap.