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University of Alberta break world record for the largest dodgeball game, again!

Jason Franson / AP

Four-thousand, nine-hundred, eighty-three students, faculty and staff try for the Guinness World Record for the largest dodgeball game at the University of Alberta on Edmonton, Alberta on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012.

Jason Franson / AP

Four-thousand, nine-hundred, eighty-three students, faculty and staff participated game of dodge ball attempting to break the Guinness World Record.

From University of Alberta -- The University of Alberta’s ownership of the Guinness dodgeball record has been much like a yoyo game—now you have it, now you don’t.  And so on Feb. 3, U of A students, staff and faculty were back at it for a third attempt to reclaim the Guinness World Record for the largest number of players in a game.

After more than an hour-long of pushing, running and throwing by players, the Guinness World Record adjudicator, Philip Robertson, who flew in from New York for the game, took to the stage.

“What can I say,” he says. “I’ve never seen so many people throw dodge balls against each other before. It was tremendous to watch, really good fun. The guidelines were all followed. And with that, I’m happy to announce that University of Alberta, Canada, has a new Guinness World Record.”

 

See previous world record PhotoBlog posts and our 2012 Guinness World Record slideshow.