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Zumba fever as Manila breaks world record

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By Euronews
Zumba fever as Manila breaks world record

<p>It’s officially the largest Zumba class ever held in a single venue.</p> <p>A suburb of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, now holds the Guinness World record.</p> <p>Watching officials counted nearly 13,000 participants on the streets of Mandaluyong and made sure they were all dancing throughout the 30-minute session.</p> <p>“The largest Zumba class, the current record to beat was 8,232. I can tell you today that the city of Mandaluyong got 12, 975, which means they are the new Guinness World record title holder,” said Guinness adjudicator Alan Pixley.</p> <p>“This is a double whammy for us. We have a United Nations Award and now we have a Guinness World Record for a healthy lifestyle,” said Mandaluyong City Mayor Benhur Abalos.</p> <p>The UN award recognised a local government initiative to help underprivileged children.</p> <p>Zumba is a fitness routine created by a Colombian dancer in the 1990s, involving aerobic exercises and dance choreography.</p>