Fitness World Records

Fitness World Records

The new Guinness World Records 2015, the 60th anniversary edition, was published at the end of last year. Let’s have a look at new fitness record breakers.

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Kilt-wearing runner Rob Young wants to break a world record and is on a mission to run at least one marathon a day for a year.
  • Croatian Veljko Rogosic holds the Guinness World Record for the longest distance ever swum without flippers in open sea at 139.8 miles (225 km). Rogosic was in the water for 50 hours and 10 minutes; he swam across the Adriatic from Grado to Riccione in Italy.
  • James Lawrence from the US completed 30 Ironman races in a calendar year and set a new  Guinness World Record in 2012.
  • Austrian Wolfgang Mader cycled a total ascent of 25,346m (83,156ft) in only 48 hours. In total, he rode up the same 6km (3.73-mile) mountain road 46 times.
  • Carlton Williams from the UK completed a bicep-burning 1,874 press-ups in an hour in 2014.
  • Kilt-wearing runner Rob Young is on a mission to run at least one marathon a day for a year, and complete at least 367 marathons in 365 days. As the book went to press, the Richmond runner had completed 158 marathons in 147 days.

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Written by Jenny Nickelson

Jenny Nickelson has been a sports enthusiast since childhood. Because of her deep love to water, she started training swimming in early years. Today she swears on variety and does it all: from swimming, running and cycling to fitness, skiing, dancing and mountaineering.


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