Local grandfathers break Guinness World Record

Posted at 11:10 AM, Sep 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-10 13:06:22-04

The two grandfathers have broken the record for fastest circumnavigation of the globe using only commercial flights.

Kirk Miller and John Burnham completed the trip in 63 hours and 47 minutes, finishing with time to spare. The previous record was 66 hours and 31 minutes. This is also the first time a United States Citizen has ever held the record.

The two set foot on six continents, and traveled more than 27,000 miles.

Now, Miller and Burnham just have to prove that they did it; no one from the Guinness Book of World Records accompanied them, so the pair has had to document their trip extensively. That includes pictures, video, boarding passes and even signed witness statements from the pilots.

Miller says all the hassle will be worth it, if it makes him cooler in the eyes of his grandchildren.