Students at Prairie College in Three Hills are looking at breaking a Guinness World Record. 
 
Those taking part in the challenge will be attempting to play Futsal (indoor soccer) for 50 hours straight. 
 
"I thought it would be a lot of fun to break this record, so I did an application on the Guinness World Record's website and they got back to me in early February. They accepted our application and we've been going at it to try to get it to happen," stated organizer Andrew Wood. "The existing record is 40 hours."
 
There's 24 people who are participating in the 50 hours of Futsal. 
 
"12 players on each team, which is the regulation. We're allowed to bring our sleeping bags and food into the gym, but we aren't actually allowed to leave the gym floor, except for five minute 'comfort breaks'," Wood explained. 
 
"Everybody accumulates five minutes of comfort breaks after every hour of game time. You can save those up, so you can save it up for an hour. Other than that, everyone on the teams have to be in the gym."
 
Wood mentioned that they will be live streaming the entire 50 hours worth of Fustal as they attempt to break the record. 
 
"We have to send the video to Guinness and then we also have an incredible number of volunteers, we're still looking for more though."
 
Prairie College will be attempting to break this record from March 28 until the 30. 
 
 
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