A Texas man has broken the world record for number of pull-ups within 24 hours, according to Guinness World Records.
Mark Jordan, 54, of Corpus Christi, Texas, broke the previous record of 4,210 at around 1 a.m. Nov. 4 and finished his own set at 4,321 just after 2 a.m. Guinness affirmed the new record Wednesday.
“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.
Mike McCastle, 27, of Coupeville, Wash., attempted to break the same record in July but stopped about 800 repetitions short of his goal when muscles in his arm started to tear and capillaries began to rupture. He was briefly hospitalized but said the sailor intended to try to break the record again and raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project.