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Loyola University Maryland Rokerthon Guinness World Record 2017

Members of the Loyola University Maryland community broke the Guinness World Record for crab walking live on The Today Show on March 30, 2017.

Al Roker delivered his national weather broadcast from Loyola’s Evergreen campus, standing among the 494 Loyola students, employees, and alumni who crab walked for two minutes to break the record. Hundreds of other members of the Loyola community showed up to cheer.

Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president of Loyola, accepted a plaque from Guinness live during the broadcast when NBC and Guinness announced that Loyola broke the world record.

Two Loyola undergraduate students were randomly chosen to each receive a $5,000 scholarship, one award from The Today Show and one from Loyola.

Loyola was one of only five U.S. colleges and universities chosen to participate in Rokerthon 3.

A synopsis and clips from The Today Show are available at today.com.

How To Do A Crab Walk

To do the "crab walk" you must place your hands on the ground, behind your back, and scuttle like a crustacean using all four limbs. You must start by sitting on the ground with your hands and feet shoulder-width apart and you must walk for two consecutive minutes. If you stop moving or touch the ground you will be disqualified from the record total.