Firefighter credits career with breaking skateboarding world record

Andrew Andras said the long shifts and dedication of being a firefighter aided in his world record-breaking success


By FireRescue1 Staff

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. — When firefighter Andrew Andras isn’t knocking down fires, he’s busy breaking world records. 

Andras currently holds the Guinness World Record for skating the longest distance on a skateboard; his last record was in 2015, when he skated 309 miles over a span of 24 hours. His previous record was 260 miles. 

“It takes a lot of determination and a lot of heart to kind of push through that,” Andras told NBC Miami

Andras credits the long shifts and dedication of being a firefighter with his success in breaking records.

“It’s been fun. It’s transformed who I am, the way I see things. I made my benchmark in the sport at this time and I’m looking forward to seeing the youngsters come up,” Andras said. 

 

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