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09/16/2010 12:49 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Downstate Illinois Pastor Perry Dissmore Breaks World Free Throws Record (VIDEO)

It's Guinness Week on the "Regis and Kelly" show, and Tuesday morning, a pastor from downstate Illinois got his piece of the record-breaking action.

(Scroll down to watch the world record.)

The new Guinness Book of World Records hit shelves in the United States on Wednesday. In honor of the most recent edition, Regis and Kelly are travelling the country this week to visit with hopeful record-holders.

On Tuesday morning, they visited with Perry Dissmore, a pastor at the Hartford Assembly of God Church in Hartford, Illinois, a small suburb of St. Louis just east of the Mississippi River.

According to the Associated Press, Dissmore is also a former All-American basketball player at North Central University in Minneapolis. And he put those skills to use on national television Tuesday, sinking 1,968 free throws in the span of one hour.

That surpassed the previous record of 1,926 -- also held by Dissmore.

The record required Dissmore to hit 33 free throws a minute, or just better than one free throw per two seconds. Supporting him at this year's try was his old coach, feeding him rebounds, and his wife, cheering him on.

Other records Regis and Kelly have taken aim at during Guinness Week include "Lowest Limbo (Female)" and "Most Consecutive Backflips On A Pogo Stick."

Watch Dissmore set the new record: