The longest distance covered in inline skates was 6,088 km (3,782.9 miles) achieved by Khoo Swee Chiow (Singapore). Khoo departed Hanoi, Vietnam on 20 October 2007 and arrived in Singapore on 21 January 2008.
Singaporean adventurer Khoo Swee Chiow skated 6,088 kilometres in South East Asia in 94 days and set the world record for the Longest Journey on Skates along the way
Khoo Swee Chiow began his journey on 20 October 2007 starting off in Hanoi, Vietnam. He then headed southwards through Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia before arriving in Singapore after 6,088 km.
On day 66 of his skate tour he broke the previous record of 4,175 kilometres.
The adventurer said he used over 100 sets of wheels and two pairs of shoes for the journey. The first Singaporean to scale Mount Everest, Khoo Swee Chiow covered his adventure in the book aptly named “the world’s longest skate journey”
Taking off his skates was a relief, but Khoo was mindful of the message of energy conservation he hoped to spread through his feats.
Khoo Swee Chiow said: “I’ve been to many beautiful places – Mount Everest, North Pole, South Pole. These are places that are disappearing fast, because of human activities. “So I would like to ask the media to help spread the message that we should all help to preserve these (places) for our future generations.