NICK EICHER, HOST: Maybe your New Year’s resolution to get more fit could use a little inspiration right about now?
REICHARD: Coulda used some of that back in mid-January, actually.
EICHER: Well, never too late, so here you go: a guy in Australia just set a world record for pushups successfully done in one hour’s time. Ready? He performed 3,182 pushups.
Daniel Scali is his name and here’s inspirational part one: he broke his arm as a kid and suffers chronic pain to this day. Inspirational part two: his perseverance. He thought he was going to break the record three months ago but fell short and just had to keep at it. Here’s a reporter from 7 News Adelaide back in March:
AUDIO: Today he came agonizingly close to beating the Guiness World Record for the most pushups in an hour. He fell just 243 shy of the 3,054 record.
REICHARD: Only 243 shy, huh?
EICHER: Only. Right.
SCALI: I didn’t get the result that I wanted but I promise you I’ll be back.
And last week, he did come back and he nailed it! Think about it. He did a 12 seconds on, 6 seconds off routine: so almost 16 pushups, followed by a six-second break, and back at it 199 more times. Incredible.
REICHARD: Nice math!
EICHER: I did it ahead of time.
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