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Boise man breaks 20th Guinness World Record

He balanced a hula hoop on his head while swimming for 16 minutes. The previous record was 49 seconds. (KBOI Staff Photo)

Many people dream of breaking a Guinness world record.

As of Saturday morning David Rush has broken 20. This morning he shattered a world record at the Boise State University Recreation Center pool.

He balanced a hula hoop on his head while swimming for 16 minutes. The previous record was 49 seconds.

Rush days he does these seemingly impossible challenges to promote S.T.E.M education.

S.T.E.M stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.

"The problem is science subjects are hard," he said. " Students fail a math test and they view that as a permanent failure. 'I'm never going to be good at math.' But if they believe they can get better, challenge themselves and work hard, they can get better. I'm demonstrating that through setting Guinness World Records."

Rush is a product of the Boise public education system and earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT, as well as his MBA from BSU.

He hopes his record breaking will show young student that even things that feel impossible can be achieved when you work hard.

You can learn more about Rush and all of his world records on his website.



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