Cheerleader sets handspring record

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Tully Corcoran

Tully Corcoran spent seven years covering the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas Jayhawks for The Topeka Capital-Journal. His work has been honored multiple times by The Kansas Press Association. He most recently wrote for FOX Sports Houston and FOX Sports Southwest. Follow him on Twitter.


Behold: History.

That is Cuyahoga Falls (Ohio) Walsh Jesuit High cheerleader Marie Klein setting a Guinness world record for consecutive handsprings with 40.

"My mom was crying,” she told "It didn't feel real at times as I did it. I almost passed out, but I kept going. I am real excited to have the record. Now I want to break my own record."


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Klein’s feat spanned 70 yards — from one 15-yard line to the other — in approximately 30 seconds and was performed during her school’s football game against Akron’s St. Vincent-St. Mary, which you may recognize as being LeBron James’ alma mater.

Representatives from Guinness were on hand to make sure the 4-foot-11 Klein’s up-and-unders were all on the up and up, and when it was over a dizzy Klein was downright delirious.

"It is so awesome I could do this with my family supporting me," Klein said. "My mom, Steph, my dad, Steve, and my brother, Stevie, all were here to watch."

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