NC FF does more than 5K burpees in a row to break world record
Raleigh Firefighter Nick Christopoulos did chest-to-ground burpees for 12 hours in a row in his endeavor to break the record
By Laura French
RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina firefighter completed more than 5,000 chest-to-ground burpees in 12 hours to break a Guinness World Record.
Raleigh Firefighter Nick Christopoulos performed the feat in a gym with no air conditioning on Sunday, according to ABC 11, and did enough reps to break the record, although paperwork must be completed before his record-holding status becomes official.
Christopoulos said he trained for the endeavor for several months, doing 100 burpees for every call at his station, doing 1,300 the first day. He added that the record had been broken and the bar raised several times while he was still training but that it motivated him to work even harder.
Christopoulos completed the total 5,297 burpees in a friend's gym, as the fire station was unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The previous record for chest-to-ground burpees performed by a man was 5,234, according to the Guinness World Records website. Samuel Finn of Canada set the record in November 2019.