A 57-year-old ex-Marine has pulled off the “People’s Plank,” which lasted 5 hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds.
The PLANK consists of lying face down on mat resting on the forearms, with palms flat on the floor. Yoga enthusiasts push off the floor, raising up onto their toes, and resting on their elbows.The ex-Marine beat the record of four hours, 26 minutes set by a Chinese police officer in September.He trained for nine months—four to six hours a day, with at least 30 hours of planking thrown in every week.
During his record attempt, the ex-Marine asked for as many distractions as possible. One thing he didn’t focus on was time. No one was to tell him how much longer he had until he broke the record.
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A 92-year-old North Carolina woman named Harriette Thompson has become the oldest woman to finish a marathon when she finished in 7 hours 24 minutes and 36 seconds.Thompson said, “I don’t consider myself special. It’s just that I’m 92. All you have to do is get to 90 and you get all sorts of attention.”Thompson is a former concert pianist who played three recitals at Carnegie Hall, and says she didn’t run her first marathon until she was 76.
Last year, Thompson completed a marathon in 7 hours 7 minutes, the fastest marathon ever by a woman 90 or older.