The village of Brezna, in Montenegro, recently held the 12th annual edition of its â€œLying Down Championshipâ€, an unusual competition where the end goal is to spend as much time lying down as possible. It sounds easy enough, but as time passes by, your bones and muscles start to ache, your limbs go numb, and you just feel the need to get up and stretch. This year, the champion managed to lie down for about 60 hours.
â€œIt was not difficult.Â Believe me, I didnâ€™t even warm up,â€Â Å½arko PejanoviÄ‡, known as â€œKneleâ€Â told reporters.
Pejanovic competed against nine other people, lying down on the ground in a local park. Everyone was allowed to bring things like phones and books to keep themselves occupied as they lay on the ground, but one by one they started getting up, until only two people were left â€“ Å½arko PejanoviÄ‡ from Zabjela and Vuk KoljenÅ¡iÄ‡ from Danilovgrad.
At one point, the two competitors started joking about splitting the title of champion, but PejanovicÂ was determined to bring home the title of 12th Lying Down Champion, and after about 60 hours, he remained the last one lying down.