Man, 54, Smashes World Pull-Ups Record

Texan managed 4,321 in 24 hours
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2015 3:46 AM CDT
Jordan says he trained for a year before the world record attempt.   (modernpawn)

(Newser) – If you can do 30 pull-ups in 10 minutes, you're probably in pretty good shape—and if you can keep doing them at the same rate for 24 hours, you will equal the feat of Mark Jordan, a 54-year-old Texan. Guinness World Records confirmed this week that the Corpus Christi resident set a new world record for pull-ups in a 24-hour period with an amazing 4,321 pull-ups during a charity fundraiser last fall, KRIS TV reports. "This is about a message that it's important to be able to take care of your health, address your health in many ways, no matter what age you are," Jordan tells the station.

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. The feat raised money for Hammons Education Leadership Programs, which helps guide troubled teens toward careers, reports WFAA. The station notes that a man half Jordan's age, 27-year-old Mike McCastle of Washington state, fell 800 short of the record and was hospitalized during an attempt last summer, but he plans to try again to raise money for injured troops. (This woman says she's smashed another odd world record.)

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