Step 1: Contact us BEFORE your attempt!
If a record is not published in this book, this does not necessarily
mean that there is no current record. If you wish to find out the
current status of a world record, or you are considering a record attempt, whether it is an existing record, or a new category of record, please contact us in the first instant. In some cases, we will send you detailed rules for the record category.
Step 2: Download the form
Record breakers should print and fill out the form that can be
Step 3: Send the documentation
The form needs to be signed by at least two persons in a responsible
position (i.e. a mayor, a sports referee or someone of that calibre).
The position of these persons should be documented with a company stamp
or seal, or if they prefer they can also write their documentation on
their own headed paper instead.
The documentation of a record should also include newspaper cuttings
(if available), video documentation on VHS or DVD (if useful to document the record) and photographs (by sending photos you agree to us
publishing them in a later edition of the book and other related media without a license-fee).
For some categories, we will ask you for other documentation as well,
for example a cycle calibration protocol for static cycling records or a logbook for endurance marathons, showing that the attempt was under
constant supervision and that medical checks were performed during the
Please forward documentation with the form over page to:
The Book of Alternative Records
Bamberger Str. 53 a
(We cannot accept record applications by e-mail)