What do you do after you break the Zelda: Ocarina of Time speedrun world record and once again establish yourself as the best to ever play the game?
For Cosmo Wright, the answer is to set another world record, this time completing the whole game in 18:51, beating his old record by five seconds. That was all in pursuit of the theoretical perfect run, which would be a good twenty or thirty seconds faster.
This category of speedrun is known as any%. A runner’s goal is to complete the game as fast as possible by using any glitch or trick at your disposal. Cosmo has long been one of the best speedrunners in the world and we named him one of 2013’s ten most important people in esports.
Cosmo’s goal from here is to break 18:30. After that? More than likely, he’ll just keep running faster than anyone else in pursuit of that perfect run.
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