The new record holder was born in a small city in southern Iran. His father played for the national team, so he naturally fell in love with the sport.
Arash was set to embark on a pro career himself before an injury shut the door on his dream. After serving in the military, he decided to focus on individual athletic activities, and he's not new to setting records either.
"In 2016, I applied for registering my record at holding the ball on my head to the Guinness World Record Book, but as I was sending the video, the connection broke. I stood with the ball on my head for six hours, but it didn't count because the video didn't record," says Arash But a year ago I did break that record by a Swede with the result of 8 hours 42 minutes and 12 seconds."