Monday, June 4, 2012

Window Cleaning World Record Holder Terry Burrows
Fastest window cleaner-world record set by Terrry "Turbo" Burrows in BLACKPOOL, Lancashire, UK. Martial Arts specialist, Terry Burrows, aka "Turbo Terry", 54, cleaned cleaned three 4ft (1.2m) high windows in just 9.14 seconds at the 2009 window cleaning competition-setting the new world record for the Fastest window cleaner. Terry actually finished the windows in a super-speedy 8.14 seconds, but got a one-second time penalty as he left two water marks on the glass. Terry 'Turbo' Burrows, from Essex, has a black belt in karate and he has been cleaning windows for 30 years said his success was due "to moving the body in sequence". "I clean the windows in just 16 moves, and it's pretty intense," he said. Terry was in the resort for the Federation of Window Cleaners annual conference and decided to try to better his existing 9.24 second time. You might think that is pretty fast for cleaning a window that measures 45 inches square including wiping the window sill. But, what makes Terry's record incredible is that the strict competition rules state that he must clean three windows, each measuring 45 inches square, and wipe the sill! There are time penalties deducted for any water marks left on the glass and the competitor is limited to a maximum squeegee size of 12 inches. Terry Burrows said: "I'm elated to have shaved so much time off my record. "It's extremely hard, it takes a while to warm up and I drove 270 miles this morning so I wasn't feeling too fresh. By my fourth time, however, I was back in the zone and actually managed to clean the planes in 8.14 seconds with two half-second time penalties." He smashed his first record in 1995 as part of TV show Record Breakers with a speed of 9.99 seconds.
In 2005 he broke his own Guinness world record for the Fastest window cleaner during The Cleaning Show at NEC Birmingham with a 9.24 second time.
Terry 'Turbo' Burrows said: "I'd never say never as far as beating my own record again goes, but at the end of the day, a man can only go so fast. "I would love to die with my world record and know I went as the world's fastest window cleaner."

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