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Jumping jacks world record confirmed

Tribune file photoStudents at Tahoe Valley do jumping jacks to break a world record in October. The final count of the nationwide effort was released today.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – With confirmation by the Guinness Book of World Records, Tahoe Valley students did indeed help break the world record for most people doing jumping jacks at the same time.

In October, 431 students of all ages joined together on the school’s field to be part of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign.

Record keepers announced today that the final count of the nationwide attemptstood at more than 300,000 people simultaneously doing jumping jacks, shattering the old record by nearly 280,000.

“I am proud to announce that we broke that old record, and not just by a little bit,” the First Lady said in a taped press statement.

The Tahoe Valley students were led by physical education teacher Seth Martin and were joined by parents and other teachers.

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