Montrealer reportedly smashes 12-hour Guinness World Record burpees challenge

Dec 3 2019, 9:52 am

A Montreal man has done more burpees in 12 hours than most people do in a lifetime.

This past weekend, Samuel Finn beat the Guinness World Record challenge of burpees by doing 5,234 in 12 hours.

That’s an average of 436 burpees an hour, or roughly seven a minute.

Finn completed the record in honour of his brother, Cedric, who died at the age of 27 from a rare form of soft tissue sarcoma.

Burpees are an impressive form of exercise that consists of a plank, a push-up, and a squat jump, all performed repetitively. It’s not usually supposed to be executed for 12 hours straight but Finn has more than strength behind him.

“My big brother Ced lost his life to a Sarcoma cancer at only 27 years old,” reads the burees4ced website. “I challenged myself to beat the Guinness World Record for the most chest-to-ground burpees in 12 hours to honour his courage and to raise funds for the Cedars Cancer Foundation – Cédric Finn Fund.”

Through his impressive feat, Finn raised over $58,000 in donations, all of which will go towards the Cedars Cancer Foundation Cédric Finn Fund.

“I made myself a promise: I won’t stop, no matter how much my body asked me to,” reads Finn’s French Instagram caption. “I had so much help and support, that’s why I say ‘we.’ Thank you from the bottom of my heart to my entire team.”

 

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Daily Hive reached out to Guinness World Records but has yet to hear back in terms of confirmation on the record. Finn did have Guinness World Record approved judges on site and claims to have had taken all the necessary precautions to make it official.

For more information, visit Sam Finn’s website and donations can still be made to his GoFundMe page.