Man, dog duo miss attempt at breaking Frisbee world record in Regina
Throwing and catching record remains 10.56 seconds
It was a narrow miss for Rob McLeod and his dog, Davy the whippet, who set out to break their own world record for throwing and catching a flying disc in Regina on Saturday.
To break the record — which is also a World Flying Disc Federation record — McLeod was aiming for the longest throw that Davy was still able to catch.
The pair were unsuccessful due to wind, with gusts up to 63 km/h Saturday, according to Environment Canada.
Davy nabbed one catch out of 15 tries allowed, but McLeod said they will attempt to beat the record again on Monday afternoon.
In total, McLeod gets 15 throw attempts each time he tries to set a new record.
"Otherwise you could go for 50 or 60 attempts and that's not safe for the dog at all," he said.
The record is determined by three timers measuring the total time from when McLeod releases the disc to when Davy catches it.
Although McLeod had already secured six Guinness World Records, this is the first time he's attempted to break one of his own records.
"I love challenging myself but he's turning nine in November," McLeod said. "You never know how much time he has left, so while he's healthy and active I want to do as much with him as I can," he said.
With files from Jill Morgan