You could never accuse Dan Magness of dropping the ball. British freestyle soccer star Dan Magness, also known as The Ginger Freestyler, has broken Guinness World Record after Guinness World Record in the field of freestyle soccer technique “Keepy-Uppy” (the art of keeping a soccer ball in the air for unbelievable lengths of time). Freestyle soccer is usually just for fun and entertainment. This month, however, Dan Magness put his fame and freestyle soccer skills to use for a good cause: London charity and non profit organization Shelter.
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On March 3, Guinness World Record holding Football Freestyler Dan Magness succeeded in his most difficult freestyle soccer challenge yet: climbing all 920 steps to the top of Tower 42 in London while keeping a soccer ball in the air. Not only did he successfully complete the challenge, but he was able to climb the 47-story tower in only ten minutes and 37 seconds. By completing the freestyle soccer challenge, Dan Magness was able to raise £1,000 ($1,606 US) for charity and non profit organization Shelter.
This is a big achievement for me,” said Magnus after completing the impressive freestyle soccer challenge. “I'm very pleased to have done it and also to be part of such an amazing project! Well done to Shelter and everyone involved." Shelter is a registered London non profit organization and charity that campaigns to end homelessness and poor quality housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and North Ireland.
The last major freestyle soccer feat Dan Magness performed was on June 11, 2010, when Magness controlled a soccer ball with his feet, legs, shoulders, and head for an uninterrupted 26 hours in front of a live audience at Hong Kong’s Olympian City mall. This broke the previous Guinness World Record in Keepy-Uppy freestyle soccer, which was set in May of 2009 by Dan Magness himself.