*Al Roker completed his 34-hour marathon weather forecast on Friday during NBC’s “Today” show and officially entered the Guinness Book of World Records as having delivered longest continuous live weather broadcast in history.
He beat a 33-hour record set in September by Norwegian TV personality Eli Kari Gjengedal. The “Rokerthon” also raised some $70,000 for the USO.
With barely a voice left, Roker thanked his team and Mother Nature — an active, cold weather pattern over the United States kept things interesting. During his marathon, which was streamed live online, he did nearly 300 live shots for different TV outlets around the world, as far away as Australia.
He wasn’t interested when his colleagues asked if he’d try to break his own record next year.
“I’ve done this once,” he croaked. “That’s it.”