A 62-year-old Illinois man spent months training seven hours a day+, including 1,500 sit-ups daily, in order to break the Guinness World Record for the longest plank. He did it. George Hood held a plank for eight hours, 15 minutes, and 15 seconds, according to Guinness World Records, which certified Hood’s record.
When he was 37, Mackert says he started gaining weight and not feeling good. So, he decided to start running, and when he heard about the Cleveland Marathon, he signed up. He ran that first marathon non-stop, wearing a turtleneck shirt, and not drinking any water! He quickly learned what a mistake that was. But he has since learned many lessons about running and now says he wakes up every morning ready to hit the pavement to train.
There are many big-name athletic competitions around the world that all have winners. These winners are then considered by some to be “the fittest” or “the most athletic” people in the world. But there are also plenty of people, who not many know about, who are just as athletic and fit. Paul McCrary is one of those people.McCrary is a CrossFit competitor, a former basketball player, and a Christian. He also has his own endodontic practice. And in 2016 he placed 7th in the CrossFit Games held in Los Angeles.
Meiler was involved in sports throughout her growing up years. She played basketball and took dance lessons. After meeting her husband, the two competed in water skiing events together. Though always active, Meiler did not discover her love of pole-vaulting until she was in her mid-60s and a tennis friend encouraged her to try it. Four years ago, at the age of 80, she set a record when she successfully completed a six-foot pole-vault at a national championship in New York.
Gallant-Charette has only been a serious competitive swimmer for the past 10 years. But her swims now include the English Channel, Loch Ness, and the Strait of Gibraltar. She is participating in the “Oceans Seven” challenge, which takes swimmers to seven of the world’s most difficult swims. A native of Maine, Gallant-Charette’s first swim was the Peaks to Portland challenge, which her brother Robby had participated in and won twice.
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