Kicker: A burpee world record


MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: A soldier in the army is waiting to hear from the folks at Guinness World Records. Bryan Abell may have set a new record … for burpees! 

You know, those really tough exercises where you start with a push up.  Then you pop up into a squatting position, and leap in the air with arms overhead. And repeat?  

Abell did burpees- get this- 4,689 times. And he did it in 12 hours!

Now that’s got to be some kind of record, right? 

He did it for a good cause. His sister Katelyn Abell is Co-founder of the Stronger Warrior Foundation.

ABELL: Our mission is to help active and retired military men and women.

The group helps soldiers and veterans with financial aid and scholarships. It also sends care packages to troops stationed overseas.

The charity streamed Brian Abell’s fitness feat on Facebook … and raised $1,300 dollars. A good start.

It’s The World and Everything in It.


Bryan Abell/Facebook

WORLD Radio transcripts are created on a rush deadline. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of WORLD Radio programming is the audio record.

Like this story?

To hear a lot more like it, subscribe to The World and Everything in It via iTunes, Overcast, Stitcher, or Pocket Casts.

iTunes

Free

Overcast

Free

Stitcher

Free

Pocket Casts

(Requires a fee)


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.