WATCH: Carlow farmer claims world record for longest distance reversing a tractor
This is how you put your name in the history books...
Paddy Kennedy, a dairy farmer from Mount Leinster, Co. Carlow, claims he has broken a world record this past weekend. The record? Longest distance recorded while going backwards in a trailer and tractor.
Kennedy appears to have smashed the record by reversing his tractor no less than 31.26km from IT Carlow back to his home town on Sunday. Fortunately for us, Kennedy also recorded the whole thing on Facebook Live.
The attempt was conducted in partnership with Mount Leinster Rangers GAA club, as a fundraiser for three charities: The Mount Leinster Rangers Field Development Fund, The Irish Cancer Society and The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. Donations can still be made via this page here.
In the end, the full journey took Paddy two and a half hours to complete, at an average speed of 12.5km per hour.
The previous record was, in a profoundly unsurprising turn of events, also held by an Irishman. Patrick Shalvey from Cavan made a similar journey in 2014, but stopped at 20.16km.
Before Shalvey, the record was also (of course) held by an Irishman, named Eamonn Hickson, who reversed a tractor and trailer for 17.36 kilometres (10.79 miles) in Annascaul in Kerry.
You can watch the whole journey below.