Doing 10 pull-ups isn’t exactly a picnic in the park, and that’s only about three minutes of torture. Imagine doing pull-ups for an ENTIRE day. That’s just what Rodney Hahn did and was rewarded by setting a world record.
Starting on May 29, for 24 hours, all Rodney did was pull-ups at a furniture store named “The Dump” in Lombard, Illinois. Hahn’s effort was under the watchful eye of official Guinness World Record judge Michael Empric to ensure that he didn’t cheat. One day later, on Memorial Day, Rodney Hahn completed an astounding 6,844 pull-ups over 24 hours!
“While he had the physical stamina to complete the attempt, his mental perseverance helped carry him over the finish line,” Empric said.
Hahn now holds the Guinness World Record for most pull-ups completed in 24 hours, breaking the previous record held by Jan Kares from the Czech Republic by 44 pull-ups.
U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
The best part of Hahn’s extraordinary achievement is that it was for a great cause.
Hahn’s challenge raised nearly $8,000 to support the Navy SEAL Foundation.
“I feel honored to bring the Guinness World Record back to the United States on Memorial Day in support of the Navy SEAL Foundation,” Hahn said in a press release. “The little bit of mental and physical pain I went through is my way of giving back and paying tribute to the sacrifices made by military men and women and their families every day.”
Hahn is not new to setting records. In July 2015, he broke the 12 and 24 hour pull-up local records. The 55-year-old physical trainer has a new ambition, to be a competitor on American Ninja Warrior.
Keep kicking ass Rodney!
You can learn more about the Navy SEAL Foundation here.