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# Officially, officially, officially
Welcome to Gainesville, Florida.
Al and I are here to meet bedazzling bowler Chad Maclean.
He's been bowling since he was three.
He's won countless championships and holds a Guinness World Record.
He's one of the greatest bowlers alive!
But before we get to his record attempt,
I'm going to teach Al a thing or two.
Here you go, Al. Watch and learn.
Oh, get in! Five pins down, Al - beat that.
Here we go.
That's a strike!
Do you need the toilet?
You almost got it.
It's so hot!
Can we get something...? It's so hot!
I'm so hot!
Let's see you get a strike when I'm doing this!
We're not here to see you, we're here for this guy.
Anyway, Ben and I sat down for milkshakes with Chad,
to find out what record he's going for today.
I'm going after...
I already have it at nine, but I want to break it.
Nine strikes in one minute?
In one minute that's more than Ben would do in nine lifetimes.
A strike is when all ten pins are knocked over with one ball.
Chad will start at Lane One and work his way along after each bowl.
To speed up the process
two assistants will follow him,
handing him a ball when he's ready.
So, Chad, you have to use your hands a lot.
Does that get quite tough?
Well, my bowling thumb is much bigger than my non-bowling thumb.
That's a hefty thumb. If you wanted to hitch-hike...
You're in good shape!
Chad's bowling balls are custom-made to suit him and that thumb.
They fit so well that when he releases the ball,
it makes a popping noise.
-Did I tell you I've got a new job?
-Is it permanent?
THE PINS SCREAM
Can Chad break his own record of...
His first attempt does not go so well.
He's way off his own record.
You had a total of five strikes.
But determination is the name of this game
and he was much closer on his second go.
You had eight strikes, so it was a great try.
Just one strike away from equalling his record!
Now, he's going to have one more go.
Is it even possible to break this record?
-Come on, Chad!
-Two... One... Bowl!
Oh, bad start!
Still one pin left standing!
He's so quick. He knows these lanes better than we know each other.
-Don't you think, Betsy?
-Uh, it's Ben.
Strike three! Come on, Chad!
Three pins still standing.
That's four - can he get a fifth straightaway?
-30 seconds, you can do it!
Strike nine - that's equalled the record!
Incredible! That's six strikes in a row!
But can he go on and beat the record?
Four... Three... Two...
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Well, that was magnificent!
Incredible performance by Chad The Bowling Lad!
It looked good, but let's get the official word
from adjudicator Amanda.
As you know, the previous record was nine,
and in this go-round you had 12 strikes,
which is a new Guinness World Record.
Chad, you bowled us over with your skills.
You are officially amazing!