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Paddy gets year off to strong start with new triple record

RECORD breaker and endurance champion Paddy Doyle has done it again, after smashing another three Guinness World Records.

RECORD breaker and endurance champion Paddy Doyle has done it again, after smashing another three Guinness World Records.

On Monday January 2 at Stamina’s Self Defence Boxing Gym in Erdington, former amateur boxer and Paratrooper Paddy broke the record for most one armed push-ups in a minute while carrying a 40lb backpack.

He also claimed the new record for most back of hands push-ups in one minute, carrying 80lb back pack, and most back of hand push-ups in one minute while carrying a 100lb backpack.

“It was very tough and demanding,” he said. “I’m still tired and dazed from the attempt now.”

To prepare, Paddy trained six days a week over the festive period, even on Christmas and Boxing Day to ensure he was ready for the mammoth challenge.

“My friends and family just let me carry on,” he added. “They have accepted what it takes to do individual endurance and are very proud.”

The 46-year-old, from Balsall Common, has been breaking world records since 1987 and has held 250 course, regional, national, European and world records in endurance and strength, 148 of which still stand.

But the feat he remains most proud of was his 2005 Guinness Physical Fitness record, which took almost 19 hours and saw him run, cycle, swim and row over 170 miles and complete thousands of exercises.

Paddy is already back in training for his next record attempt, a cross-country 26-mile challenge carrying an 80lb rucksack but he said his biggest aim for 2012 is to defend his titles and reclaim some of his former records.

“I have a couple of athletes in America who are out to beat my records,” he said. “It’s good really, I’m setting a benchmark for people to try and beat and best of luck to them.

“We will just see who is the last man standing.”

 

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