Look out, cubing fans, the master of Rubik’s has outdone himself again.
Max Park, a 21-year-old California native, was declared the new world record holder last week after solving a 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube in a matter of 3.13 seconds, surpassing former champ Yusheng Du’s time of 3.47 seconds.
Park’s landmark achievement came on June 11 at Pride in Long Beach, a competition overseen by the World Cube Association, where some of the best in the cubing world come toe-to-toe to solve all kinds of Rubik’s puzzles.
While the 3-second solve is already a mind-boggling feat to the average observer, it is far from the first record the speedcubing master has smashed. Park is a long-standing member of the Guinness World Records Hall of Fame, currently holding multiple cubing-related titles. Beyond his latest achievement, Park has been recognized for solving the 4x4x4, 5x5x5, 6x6x6 and 7x7x7 cubes in record time, finishing the latter in a matter of 1 minute and 35 seconds.