Friday, June 4, 2010

The Longest Soccer Match in History

When Steven Giordano said he wanted to set a Guinness World Record by playing the longest soccer match in history, everybody used the word “crazy.”

Everyone, that is, except girlfriend Anna Schiller.

“I thought he was insane,” Schiller says.

The Longest Soccer Match in History.

Insanity has turned into reality (and charity), as 2008 Syosset High School graduate Giordano will captain one team that will play at Stillwell Fields from Aug. 20-22 in the "Kick for Autism" event.

The plan is to go for 40 hours, beginning at midnight on Aug. 20, and ending Aug. 22. The current record, 35 hours, was set in England in a match that began this past April 30.

A personal trainer will come in to guide players in the last month before the attempt. As much fun as he’s having, Giordano is realistic about the how grueling this will be.

As he puts it, “Forty hours is not something to joke around with.”

For information on how you can help with the "Kick for Autism" event, contact Steven Giordano at 516-317-3707.

See full story here.

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