Rob McLeod compares throwing a Frisbee to hitting a golf ball – until a golfer goes to the range and works on his game, he’ll never become a better player.
A similar repetitive practice, which began with a white Frisbee in his aunt and uncle’s backyard more than a decade ago, will now bring the Woodstock native to China and into the Guinness Book of World Records.
The current Frisbee distance world champion has been contacted by China’s longest-running entertainment show.
This is an interview on Omni TV Calgary, Cantonese edition, about my trip to China to attempt a new Guinness World Record.
Flinging Frisbees is a way of life for one Calgarian, and he’s set to put a new spin on an old pastime.
Rob McLeod will head to China Nov. 30 to appear on a Chinese game show, Zheng Da Zong Yi, where he will attempt to set a Guinness world record for hitting cans with Frisbees along a 26-metre table.
“I love throwing a Frisbee, it’s my form of meditation, and to see all the opportunities that have come from doing what I love, is truly an incredible feeling,” said McLeod, 29.
Canadians may be a modest lot but they’re known for striving, blazing trails and pushing the envelope.
That’s what Calgary resident Rob McLeod will do when he journeys to China later this month to set a Guinness World Record … for Frisbee throwing.
“Ever since I was a kid I bought the Guinness Book of World Records through the school book order,” McLeod says in a news release to promote his attempt. “I dreamed of one day having my name on those pages.”
Rob McLeod, a resident of Calgary, will travel to Beijing, China from November 30 to December 4, 2011 to set a Guinness World Record in the sport of frisbee on China Central Televison (CCTV).
“Ever since I was a kid I bought the Guinness Book of World Records through the school book order; I dreamed of one day having my name on those pages,” said McLeod.
The Woodstock, New Brunswick native will achieve that dream thanks to CCTV, and China’s longest-running entertainment show Zheng