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Three ’24′ fans win $10,000 and set world record: 86 hours of Jack Bauer | Hero Complex – Los Angeles Times

Three men — Kevin Coon, Farris Hodo and Victor Lopez — set a Guinness World Record for the longest continuous TV-watching period as part of a marathon event put on by Fox for the show “24.”…

The three guys also won $10,000 each for their ordeal, which lasted 86 hours, six minutes and 41 seconds, watching 6 seasons of Jack Bauer’s travails.

“It did get kind of crazy toward the end,” Coon said. “There were nights when you just said, ‘Why am I doing  this?’…  Slapping yourself like Jack Bauer.”

Lopez didn’t do it for the money or the world record — he is just a hardcore fan who loved the show and  wanted to be a part of anything that honored it.

“When they announced that they weren’t gonna show [’24’] anymore, I kind of cried. My friends were like, ‘Come on, man! Stop being a little girl,’ ” Lopez said. “I was like, ‘You don’t understand, man. That’s Jack Bauer. He’s everything!’ “

Kimberly Partrick, a Guinness World Record adjudicator, praised the competitors for their fan feat. “These guys are really amazing.  They look like they could go much longer.”

via Three ’24′ fans win $10,000 and set world record: 86 hours of Jack Bauer | Hero Complex – Los Angeles Times.

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