Street Fighter Athlete Sets New Guinness World Record

London, England– 23rd February– Guinness World Records confirmed today that UK’s premier Street Fighter player Zak Bennett has broken into the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition for the most consecutive wins on Street Fighter™ IV - with a whopping 108 wins unbeaten.

The successful record attempt took place in London on Friday afternoon. Official Guinness World Records representatives were present to adjudicate the feat, which is now shortlisted for inclusion in next year’s Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition.

Challenger Hatim Habashi beat Bennett after 28 consecutive wins, but in his second record attempt Bennett raised his game and managed to defeat 108 challengers in succession.

Editor-in-Chief of Guinness World Records, Craig Glenday, said:“We congratulate Zak on his extraordinary achievement and welcome him into the Guinness World Records family. It’s always great to see gamers showcase their talent while making a mark in the record books.”

Street Fighter IV brings the legendary fighting series back to its roots by taking the beloved fighting moves and techniques of the original Street Fighter™ II and infusing them with Capcom’s latest advancements in next generation technology to create a truly extraordinary experience that will re-introduce the world to the time-honoured art of virtual martial arts.

For information on Guinness World Records 2009 Gamer’s Edition, please contact: Amarilis Espinoza or Karolina Thelin at +44 (0)20 7891 4518 press@guinnessworldrecords.com.

Street Fighter IV is out now on PS3 and Xbox 360. For more information, please contact Leo Tan ( leo.tan@capcomeuro.com)

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