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Guinness World Record Holder: Longest Full-Body Burn with No Oxygen
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Man on Fire Jumps Over the Falls

by Alana Braun - KHS web builder
Chargrin Falls

Ted Batchelor, a man from Chagrin Falls took a flaming leap off the bridge overlooking the Chagrin River. This was the 30th anniversary of the first time he did it back in 1976. 

From Home Page "May 22nd was a well known tradition," says Joanne Zettl, a Chagrin Falls resident who had been there the very first time Batchelor had jumped off. It was a bet that I thought was going totally over the edge, but he was really going to do it." 

Before Jumping, Ted had to sign an agreement saying the small village was not responsible for any injuries. There had been a law which prohibited anyone jumping off the falls, but for this occasion it Chagrin Fallswas suspended. 

The last time Batchelor had jumped, he had gotten about a $1,000, 2-year probation, and the courts had also debated about 90 days in jail. 

Now, Ted Batchelor is a professional stunt man, and he holds the world record for the longest full body burn without oxygen. 


Guinness World Record
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Last 10 Burns
December 12 Three minutes 3 seconds Tokyo Japan (Yamanogou) Personal best!!! Old style.Television production. 
December 04 2 minutes 45 seconds practice for Japan trip! *
November 29 1 minute 19 seconds first practice for Japan trip. *
July 10 44 seconds. "Running Bases on FIRE!!" for the Norfolk Tides! Great Stadium! Great Fans!! First time on fire in Virginia!! 
April 24 48 seconds! Ran. bases on fire!! For the Bridgeport Bluefish!!! Fun!!! Great people and fans!!!! First time on fire in Connecticut!! 
June 05 2 minutes Fire falls farm *
December 06 53 seconds - Salinas California Airport "Longest Run on Fire" TBD -History Channel **
December 05 61seconds Salinas Fire Dept #3 California. History Channel. 
October 19 38 seconds for 21 people!!!! New Guinness World Record!! **
October 09 35 seconds 36 seconds 2 burns traning for igniters  *

* Denotes Practice
** Performed for Guinness World Records

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