Saturday, January 2, 2016
Most pull ups in 24 hours: Michael McCastle breaks Guinness World Records record
OAK HARBOR, WA, USA -- Whidbey Island's Michael McCastle beat the Guinness World Records for most pullups in a 24-hour period; McCastle completed 5,804 pullups in just shy of 24 hours, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Whidbey Island's Michael McCastle beat the Guinness world record for most pullups in a 24-hour period early Sunday morning. McCastle completed 5,804 pullups in just shy of 24 hours.
Photo by Jetser Samuyrivas (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the most pull ups in 24 hours is 5,862 and was achieved by Guy Valentino (USA) in New York, NY, USA, on 11-12 November 2015.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most pull ups in 12 hours; it is 4,210 and was achieved by Caine Eckstein (Australia) on the set of NBC's Today Show in New York, NY, USA, on 6 October 2014.
Weighed down with the pack, which represents the burden of the wounded warrior, McCastle attempted to break the Guiness World Records world record of 5,801 pullups in a 24-hour period, which was achieved by John Bocek in Arlington, Va., in May.
The Las Vegas native raised more than $10,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project last year for his first attempt, during which he completed 3,202 pullups before having to be hospitalized.
This time, McCastle raised awareness for Operation Enduring Warrior, a veteran-operated non-profit organization that assists wounded service members.
"That's why the pull-ups are so personal for me," McCastle said earlier this month. "I was at a really low point, and it's what made me set the goal in the first place. It got me up training every morning and I stopped feeling sorry for myself.
"This challenge also beat me before so I wanted to prove to myself that I can still come back stronger to accomplish my goals after failure. And the event aims to bring awareness to warriors who struggle with mental or physical injuries."
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