Max Park Sets New Rubik’s Cube Record, Solving Puzzle in 3.13 Seconds

  • The previous record of 3.47 seconds was set in 2018 by Yusheng Du
  • Park is featured in the Netflix documentary The Speed Cubers
  • Park also holds a half-dozen other Rubik’s Cube records
Rubik's Cube
Max Park added another record to his legendary resume, solving the traditional 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube in 3.13 seconds. [Image:]

Speedcubing legend Max Park smashed the Rubik’s Cube 3x3x3 world record, solving the classic puzzle in an astounding 3.13 seconds. Accomplished Sunday at Pride in Long Beach 2023 in California, Park’s time topped Yusheng Du’s of 3.47 seconds, set in 2018.

To illustrate how fast 3.13 seconds is, it is taking you longer to read this sentence than it did Max Park to solve the Rubik’s Cube.

Some internet sleuths, slowing the video down, believe the Cube initially hit the mat at 2.98 seconds, but the clock did not stop until the Cube bounced slightly and settled back down at 3.13.

One of the stars of the 2020 Netflix documentary The Speed Cubers, the 21-year-old Park has been diagnosed with autism. His parents said that “cubing” has been a welcome form of therapy for him.

While people are most familiar with the traditional 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube, there are all sorts of Cubes and Park holds the record on pretty much all of them. He owns the top marks on 4x4x4 (16.79 seconds), 5x5x5 (33.02 seconds), 6x6x6 (59.74 seconds), and 7x7x7 (1 minute, 35.68 seconds).

He also owns the “average” record for those four, in which one solves five Cubes and the middle three times are averaged, as well as the one-handed 3x3x3 record (6.20 seconds).

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