GOLD COAST Ironman Caine Eckstein has announced he will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most pull ups over a 24 hour period on October 6th 2014 in Times Square NYC.
The current record for the most pull ups in 24 hours is 4,182 and was achieved by Kyle Gurkovich in New Jersey, USA on 15 June 2014.
Eckstein is aiming for six pull ups a minute for the first six hours, decreasing to three to four pull ups a minute for the remaining hours in his record breaking attempt.
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The five-time Coolangatta Gold champion is confident he can break the world record, having achieved his goal of six pull ups per minute for six hours in preparation for the event.
“I am feeling confident knowing I can get through half of the record already and that is the boost I needed going into the attempt. I have been extremely focused and the combination of my strength training with my Ironman training will be my advantage,” says Eckstein.
Upon his return to Australia, Caine Eckstein will compete in the Coolangatta Gold hoping for another win to further cement his dominance as the only Ironman to ever win the event six times.
“I was disappointed with my fifth place in the Nutri-Grain Ironman Series last year, so I am more determined than ever to prove a point this season. I am aiming to break the world record, win the Coolangatta Gold and be on the podium for the Nutri-Grain Ironman Series.”
Caine will leave for New York this Friday September 26th and will be contesting the world record live on the Today Show USA, October 6th in Times Square – (7am and 10am NYC time) (10pm – 1am AEDT).