Chief Special Operator (SEAL) David Goggins will try again to set a new world record for the most pullups in a 24-hour period, continuing his effort to bring attention to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
On Sept. 26-27 he tried to break a 4,020 pullup record set by Great Britain’s Stephen Hyland in July 2011, but Goggins hurt his wrist and pulled out after 2,588 pullups. By the time his attempt was over he raised $12,030 for the foundation, a charity that gives college scholarships to the children of special operators who die in operations or training. Despite that, his efforts continued to inspire people and as of this writing his effort had raised $23,900 through FirstGiving.com.
But he will try once more to break the record. The foundation’s website includes portions of an email from Goggins that said that he expects to recover form his wrist injury and he’ll make another attempt after he has healed.
“I’m really fired up!” he wrote.
Not bad for a guy who admittedly doesn’t like working out, and only keeps at it because of his commitment to the cause.