Most pull-ups in 24 hours: Mark Jordan breaks Guinness World Records world record (VIDEO)
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, USA -- A Texas man has broken the Guinness World Records world record for number of pull-ups within 24 hours; Mark Jordan, 54, of Corpus Christi, Texas, broke the previous world record of 4,210 at around 1 a.m. Nov. 4 and finished his own set at 4,321 just after 2 a.m., according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: A 54-year-old Corpus Christi man has officially broken the world record for most pull-ups in 24 hours. Mark Jordan did 4,321 pull-ups on Nov. 4 to shatter New Jersey man Kyle Gurkovich's short-lived best of 4,234, which he set in February. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the most clap pull ups in one minute is 21 and was achieved by Ron Cooper (USA) in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA, on 16 June 2014.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most people performing push ups; it is 615, and was achieved by R.V College of Engineering (India) in Bangalore, Karnataka, India, on 22 March 2014. Mark Jordan, 54, of Corpus Christi, Texas, broke the previous Guinness World records record of 4,210 at around 1 a.m. Nov. 4 and finished his own set at 4,321 just after 2 a.m.
Jordan, who trained for a year before attempting to set a new record, says that after passing the previous record of 4,210, he decided 4-3-2-1 was an easy target to remember.
"My mission ... is to let everybody know that it's never too late to start to make a difference as far as improving and optimizing your health," said Jordan, who trained for a year for his record-setting feat.
He raised money for the Hammons Education Leadership program that helps expose at-risk youth to a variety of careers.