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The '24' Marathon Will Bring One Viewer A Different Kind Of Torture and Reward
December 1, 2010 | 10:54 pm

24-Complete-Series-3D-Packs Time may have finally caught up to Jack Bauer and Chloe and CTU and the rest, but there are still those superfans out there who will want to relive every moment of Fox's "24" when the DVDs are released Dec. 14.

Then there are those who want to watch them all. Right now. At one time. In a glass box.

One hundred participants who signed up for The "24" Marathon Fanfest will be put inside of a glass cube measuring 60-by-40 feet at the Hollywood and Highland complex in Hollywood starting Dec. 2, and will compete against one another by watching as many straight hours of the Fox action show as their bodies can handle. Not only will the last viewer left sitting/awake win $10,000 in cash, but they will also get bragging rights as the No. 1 "24" fan in the land. Further, if they can show Jack Bauer-like stamina, they could even become a Guinness World Record holder. Efraïm van Oeveren of the Netherlands currently holds the record for the longest time continuously watching television, at 86 hours.

Brett Hyman, president of Night Vision Entertainment, who are producing the event, said there are definitely some particular rules to follow, many mandated by the Guinness people. First, they have to stay awake the entire time. They do get a 5-minute break for every hour they complete watching, and they can accumulate time (i.e. 4 hours = 20-minute break). The watchers also get three meals a day from the Hard Rock (and 2 snacks) every four hours until midnight.

The attention that the "24" watchers will get may affect the outcome, too. Hyman says there will be 120 people writing in logs and helping out with the participants, plus whoever walks by on one of the busiest corners in the county.

We'll check in on them this weekend to see how they are holding up and if a record can be broken. Maybe the custom video sent in by none other than Kiefer Sutherland can motivate them to go on. Counting down ...

-- Jevon Phillips

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24 Marathon Challenge - Day 1

The "24" Marathon Challenge started with a Celebrity Kick-Off Party on December 2 in Hollywood, CA. Nearly 100 fans began watching continuous episodes of "24" Thursday evening in a specially constructed structure in an attempt to break the current Guinness World Record for the longest consecutive television viewing. 24 Season 8 Blu-ray and DVD and the 24 Complete Series DVD are available on 12/14.



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24 Marathon Challenge



@ Hollywood and Highland
By: René S. Garcia, Jr. Working Author

3 December 2010

In the hit series 24 on FOX, counter terrorist special agent Jack Bauer played by Kiefer Sutherland took down bad guys, foiled nefarious plots and sometimes got to kiss the girl – all in 24 hours. Each season was separated into episodes that represented one hour of the day and Jack Bauer was awake for all of them. As each season progressed to its exciting climax, the toll of sleep deprivation was apparent on Bauer’s face and audiences couldn’t help but sympathize. Now fans of 24 are testing their own endurances by trying to stay awake, watching the entire eight-season DVD box set in the middle of the Hollywood and Highland center in Los Angeles, Calif. The last alert contestant walks away with a cool $10000.

FOX chose one hundred diehard fans for the marathon challenge from across the country and some flew in from as far as New York to participate. While the promise of winning $10000 is alluring, there’s also fame at stake. Contestants are vying for the new Guiness World Record for length of time spent continuously watching television, which is currently 86 hours. In order to qualify for the record and win the challenge, contestants cannot look away from the televisions or distract anyone else competing. For every completed hour of television watching contests accrue five minutes of break time that can be used during allotted periods where they can do as they please – even sleep if they dare. Three square meals are provided by the Hard Rock Café.

The 24 Marathon Challenge began on December 2 at 9 p.m. when 100 fans were sequestered inside a custom home theater built in the courtyard of the Hollywood and Highland center. The theater is encased in tinted plexiglass and plush leather seats were set up in rows, facing a multi-monitor wall that created one giant display. When the marathon began, foot traffic was already thin due to the later hour, but it’s easy to imagine how distracting a midday crowd will be. It’s also understandable how sleep-inducing the entire environment will be during the predawn hours as tired bodies sink into too-comfortable seats after eating a catered meal. The marathon-watchers definitely have their work cut out for them. One contestant reportedly requested their chair be replaced by a wooden bench.

Dan Milano, a contestant from Los Angeles and a fan of the show since day one said that he wasn’t just there for the money since he believed that many contestants would last until the end and therefore have to split the winnings. “You can’t do it all for the money,” he said, “I think that getting a world record…being in the Guiness Book of World Records is pretty cool too.” Milano went on to describe his preparation, which included getting as much sleep as possible.

Conversely, Steven Wong who was convinced by his girlfriend Jennifer Mihalyi to join the marathon with her did nothing to prepare. “You know what my preparation was…I’ve only seen two seasons,” Wong said, “So it’s all new to me and I think that’ll help a lot.”

“And we bought a lot of 5-hour energy drinks,” Mihalyi added.

Neither of them believe that they will have to last the entire grueling 86 hours since they think none of the other contestants will be awake past the first couple of days. They aren’t interested in the record, just the prize. Furthermore, Mihalyi has to be back at school before the marathon completes anyway.

For fans that weren’t selected to participate in the challenge, those in Los Angeles could still come down to the Hollywood and Highland center to be part of the experience and view authentic props from the show, including a CTU vehicle parked right next to the outdoor theater. As a special treat, a handful of the cast and crew visited the challenge, like actor Carlos Bernard who played Tony Almeida. He glad-handed the contestants and got them pumped for the marathon. Actor Gregory Itzin, who played President Charles Logan, delivered an opening introduction to the crowd, sharing his thoughts on the show before finally directing everyone’s attention to the monitors for a personal message from Kiefer Sutherland.

Finally, the contestants were ushered inside the theater and, after a few primal roars, sat back to endure the slow grind of time. While none of the contestants are doing anything as lofty as defusing nuclear bombs or preventing a presidential assassination, the task ahead of them is not an enviable one. Jack Bauer would be proud.

Look for the eight-season DVD box set of 24 on store shelves on December 14.

The 24 Marathon Challenge is currently ongoing until December 6, 12 p.m. Stop by and check it out!

Source: workingauthor.com

I wish I cloud check it out, I'm a big fan but I don't has the time.
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24 Marathon Challenge - Kiefer Sutherland Intro

Kiefer Sutherland aka Jack Bauer recorded a video greeting to encourage the 24 Marathon Challenge participants before they started their endeavor.



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There are more photos of the Marathon I posted them on my 24 wiki page. Here is the link to it http://24unffial.wetpaint.com/page/24+Marathon

Updated the 24 Marathon page on my 24 wiki.
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Three ’24′ fans win $10,000 and set world record: 86 hours of Jack Bauer




Victor Victor Lopez, Kevin Coon and Farris Hodo. (Jevon Phillips / Los Angeles Times)
Fandom went the ultimate distance Monday as three men — Kevin Coon, Farris Hodo and Victor Lopez — set a Guinness World Record for the longest continuous TV-watching period as part of a marathon event put on by Fox for the show “24.”

The three guys also won $10,000 each for their ordeal, which lasted 86 hours, six minutes and 41 seconds, watching every season of Jack Bauer’s travails. The tripling up of the prize money was a surprise to the trio, who were told to come outside minutes after they had surpassed the record.

“I felt strong … but it felt good being done,” Hodo said. “It was down to four yesterday, and one guy fell asleep. I felt so bad for the guy cause he sat right next to me. We were all trying to look out for each other.”

They were the last three of the 100 who had signed up for the marathon on the event’s Facebook page. The group began watching Thursday night in a makeshift room created in the middle of the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. By Friday afternoon, 49 had dropped out of the contest, all of them receiving copies of the complete series DVD (which comes out Dec. 14). Coon was the first one to show up and ended up being one of the final three.

Fandom went the ultimate distance Monday as three men — Kevin Coon, Farris Hodo and Victor Lopez — set a Guinness World Record for the longest continuous TV-watching period as part of a marathon event put on by Fox for the show “24.”

The three guys also won $10,000 each for their ordeal, which lasted 86 hours, six minutes and 41 seconds, watching every season of Jack Bauer’s travails. The tripling up of the prize money was a surprise to the trio, who were told to come outside minutes after they had surpassed the record.

“I felt strong … but it felt good being done,” Hodo said. “It was down to four yesterday, and one guy fell asleep. I felt so bad for the guy cause he sat right next to me. We were all trying to look out for each other.”

They were the last three of the 100 who had signed up for the marathon on the event’s Facebook page. The group began watching Thursday night in a makeshift room created in the middle of the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. By Friday afternoon, 49 had dropped out of the contest, all of them receiving copies of the complete series DVD (which comes out Dec. 14). Coon was the first one to show up and ended up being one of the final three.

“It did get kind of crazy toward the end,” Coon said. “There were nights when you just said, ‘Why am I doing this?’… Slapping yourself like Jack Bauer.”

Lopez didn’t do it for the money or the world record — he is just a hardcore fan who loved the show and wanted to be a part of anything that honored it.

“When they announced that they weren’t gonna show ['24'] anymore, I kind of cried. My friends were like, ‘Come on, man! Stop being a little girl,’ ” Lopez said. “I was like, ‘You don’t understand, man. That’s Jack Bauer. He’s everything!’ “

Kimberly Partrick, a Guinness World Record adjudicator, praised the competitors for their fan feat. “These guys are really amazing. They look like they could go much longer.”

Indeed. Even after the record, they stood around and chatted with fans and media for hours, probably running on adrenaline. Coon said: “I am going to go buy myself a $100 pillow.”

– Jevon Phillips

Source: herocomplex.latimes.com
Here is the link to my 24 Marathon page on my 24 fan wiki: http://24unffial.wetpaint.com/page/24+Marathon. I finale competed it.
 

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