Representing 41,004 virtual kilometers (25,478 miles).

48 hours, 29 minutes, and 21 seconds is the new Guinness World Record for the ‘Longest video marathon on a racing game.’ It was established by a group of five players managing to take down the previous record of 48 hours and 1 minute. They raced for a combined 41,004 virtual kilometers (25,478 miles) and covered a total of 3,015 laps in the Xbox One version of Forza Motorsport 6.

In order to stay awake for two nights, the players drank no less than 32 energy drinks, 47 bottles of soft drinks, and a whopping 146 bottles of water. The gaming marathon also included more than three kilograms (6.6 pounds) of sweets and taking a few power naps to regain energy and get back on the virtual track.

Many will say that it was a waste of time, but a recent study conducted by researchers at New York University Shanghai has revealed playing video games makes us better drivers. According to the study’s lead author Li Li, ‘playing easily accessible action video games for as little as 5 hours can be a cost-effective tool to help people improve essential visuomotor-control skills used for driving.’

Let’s not forget that playing video games, Forza Motorsport 6 in particular, can be a fun way to win a brand new Ford Focus RS by taking part in ESL’s Forza Racing Championship. Besides the chance to drive home the all-wheel-drive hot hatchback, players can also win Xbox One S consoles, Xbox Elite controllers, as well as in-game cars and liveries.

While Forza Motorsport 6 is a great game no doubt, we are very anxious to check out Forza Horizon 3 which will go on sale on September 27 for the Xbox One and PC platforms.

Source: Ford

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