28 year old Air Traffic Controller 1st Class (AW) Mike McCastle of the U.S. Navy shattered the world record for most amount of pull-ups in 24 hours by completing 5,804 on Sept. 27 at North End Fitness in Oak Harbor, Washington.
This was McCastles second attempt at the feat. The first time he was forced to bow out after 8 hours. Over the next 4 months he cranked up his training, wearing a 50 pound backpack. The next attempt, with 30 pounds on his back was much easier!
McCastle is an endurance athlete who completes many of these feats to raise money for wounded vets. One other event was a 29,029-foot rope climb (elevation of Mt. Everest) by climbing a 20 ft rope more than a thousand times, and a 13-mile, 250-pound tire flip to raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and Wounded Warrior Project.
From Navy Times:
Four pullups a minute. Most sailors could do that for a few minutes before getting tired. But Air Traffic Controller 1st Class (AW) Mike McCastle did that for 24 hours.
The 28-year-old petty officer shattered the Guinness World Record for most pullups with 5,804 in 24 hours on Sept. 27 at North End Fitness in Oak Harbor, Washington. On this second attempt, he even upped the ante by wearing a 30-pound pack.
“I wanted to come back from failure and be stronger the next time,” he said.
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