Thursday, 28 August 2014
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Jan 24 2014 | 11:00am ET
Hedge fund consultant Christopher Solarz is heading back into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Solarz, head of global macro hedge fund strategies at Cliffwater Associates, set his sixth such record on Saturday, running more than 77 miles on a treadmill in 12 hours. The feat broke the previous mark of 76.68 miles.
"This was the most physically demanding of all my six Guinness records," Solarz told CNBC. "I knew the record was just within my reach but I would need to get in the best shape of my life. After I put in 150 mile weeks for two months, I knew I could do it, but I still needed to execute. I had a perfect day and ended up breaking the record less than seven minutes before the 12 hour mark."
Certainly, the miles-on-a-treadmill-in-12-hours was healthier than one of Solarz's previous record-setting activities: going on the world's longest bar crawl in 2011, when he and 11 friends hit up 200 New York City bars over 10 hours. He also holds two records for marathon running, one for stair climbing and one riding the entire New York City subway system.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
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