'We are overwhelmed': Coast man smashes world record
A Sunshine Coast man has broken a world record for the amount of 'Murph Workouts' done in 24-hours.
The original record stood at 19.75, with local Russell Stringer completing 20.20.
For those who aren't familiar a Murph Workout requires:
- 22x 100 pull-ups - totalling 2200
- 22x 200 push-ups - totalling 4400
- 22x 300 squats - totalling 6600
- 44x 1.6km runs - totalling 70.4km
And he did it all while wearing a 10kg weighted vest.
Sunshine Coast trainer Jamie Milne had been taking part in the attempt as well but was forced to pull out on Friday morning.
"I'm pretty sore but we did get it which was fantastic," Mr Milne said.
"I ended up getting pulled off because of medical reasons.
"I was removed at 10am, unfortunately I just wasn't good enough and my body all seized up I had full body cramps and it's still cramping now."
Mr Milne said he was in awe of his training partner who continued the challenge.
"Russell Stringer was absolutely incredible, I've just got no words to verbalise how amazing he is," he said.
The duo smashed another goal - raising funds for Dementia Australia with more than $13,000 donated.
"I'd just like to share my thanks and appreciation, people have been very abundant with their donations and we are overwhelmed with gratitude to be honest," he said.
Dementia Australia national fundraising general manager Simon Crowson said they were proud and delighted that the men were even attempting the incredible feat.
"Jamie has completed some amazing challenges in support of Dementia Australia over the years, and has taken the prominent MC role at many of our Memory Walk & Jog fundraising events," he said.
"This latest, gruelling 24-hour battle of endurance is true testament to both Jamie and Russell's determination to do whatever they can to make a tangible and meaningful difference to the lives of Australians impacted by dementia.
"I would like to thank them for their inspiring commitment."