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Two Guinness World Records could be broken at the State Fair

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POSTED June 30, 2012 1:00 a.m.

SACRAMENTO - At this year’s California State Fair there will be two attempts to break Guinness World Records.

Christina Lochmiller, 32, will attempt to set a world record for the “longest marathon on a fairground/theme park attraction” on July 23 to the 24. The current record is 25 hours; Los Angeles Police Det. Gus Martinez set the 25 hour record on June 1at the Santa Monica Pier. Lochmiller will try to beat it by 90 minutes for a total of 26 hours, 30 minutes.

She hopes to bring awareness to “heart babies” at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Donations can be made at abbeyhelpsbrokenhearts.com or by texting 50555 for $10. During the fair, visitors can ride with Lochmiller for a $5 donation without having to use a ride ticket.

Nick Nicora, an executive with Ovations food services, will attempt to make a 10,500-gallon Margarita on July 13 to beat the world record of 8,500 gallons set last year at Margaritaville in Las Vegas.

The tank will arrive July 4, donated by Westec Tank & Equipment Co. The tank is 30 feet tall, 8 feet wide and will resemble a traditional cocktail shaker. It will be outfitted with a spigot and five chill sleeves, as well as an auger to keep the “Calarita” constantly mixed.

There will be 5,000 16 oz. souvenir shakers for sale at $15 and 30,000 16 oz. souvenir cups for $10. The shaker will hold a total of 135,000 margaritas.

This is Nicora’s second Guinness World Record attempt after setting the “world’s largest commercially avaliable burger” record last year at the Alameda County Fair.

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