John Bocek completed 5,801 pull-ups in 24 hours.
John Bocek completed 5,801 pull-ups in 24 hours. (John Bocek/YouTube)

Man Claims to Break Pull-Up Record

Completes 5,801 in 24 hours


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A Washington, D.C., man says he completed 5,801 pull-ups in a 24-hour period this past weekend, a mark that, if verified, would set a new world record, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.  

John Bocek, 34, submitted evidence of his feat to Guinness World Records and could be named the new world record holder in the next several weeks. If his achievement is validated, it would break the previous record of 5,101 pull-ups set by Michael Tufo just last month, according to Guinness

Bocek completed his feat at a CrossFit gym in the Ballston neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, according to the Washington Post.

From Outside Magazine, April/May 2021
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Lead Photo: John Bocek/YouTube

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