Wisconsin man surpasses world push-up record but adds to total | national news

Nate Carroll of Winneconne completes his 1,500,231st push-up Sunday at the 50-yard line at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Carroll broke the world record for pumps in a year as part of an effort to raise funds for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which pays off mortgages and provides housing for families of deceased first responders.

A man from Wisconsin appears to have broken the world record for the most push-ups in a year in his efforts to raise funds for the families of deceased first responders.

Nate Carroll of Winneconne completed his 1,500,231 push-ups on the 50-yard line at halftime of the 48th Fun City Bowl, a New York City first responders football game at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. East Rutherford, New Jersey.

And while the record – held since October 1989 by British athlete Paddy Doyle – has yet to be verified by the Guinness Book of Records and the Republic’s Official Record Register of Record Holders, Carroll continues to add to its total. . He has until Sunday to complete a year of push-ups.

He averages over 4,100 push-ups a day, but has done up to 7,000 on some days to raise funds for the Tunnels to Towers Foundation, established in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

“It was an honor to set a new world record here in New York in front of members of the (New York Police Department, New York Fire Department and Port Authority Police Department) and others. first responders, “Carroll said in a late statement. Sunday by the Tunnels to Towers Foundation. “I want this record to pay tribute to the sacrifice made by so many heroes on this tragic day.”

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Nate Carroll celebrates Sunday after setting the record for most push-ups in a year.

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s Fallen First Responder Home program has paid off mortgages or provided housing to 250 families since its inception in 2014. The charity, named after a deceased New York City firefighter on September 11, 2001, helps the families of law enforcement officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty who leave young children behind.

Carroll, 45, grew up in Manawa, where he played football, basketball and baseball in high school, then spent seven years in the Marine Corps reserves. He graduated from UW-Oshkosh in 2000. The two-time Ironman competitor and long-distance runner has a knack for ultra-competitive efforts.

He did 1 million push-ups in 2019 to thank law enforcement officers across the country, did 5,000 push-ups in a 50km, 10-hour run in October on the Glacial Trail 50K in Greenbush and pumped another 3,000 in the middle of the 26-mile Jail Break Marathon in Wautoma in September.

The divorced father of three began his quest for a world record on June 14, 2020. He hit 1 million push-ups on March 2.

Carroll has done a lot of these push-ups over the past year in the living room of his ranch-style home, but has also taken breaks to do push-ups while mowing his lawn and shoveling snow. He pushed them outside on his church balcony, under the bleachers at sporting events and in his office at the Wisconsin Resource Center, a mental health facility in Oshkosh for inmates where he has worked for 20 years as a social worker. .

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Nate Carroll, a social worker from Winneconne, has done the vast majority of his push-ups over the past year in his living room.

Each pump is documented in a logbook, and most are posted on his YouTube channel as a time-lapse. It also relies on witnesses to ensure accountability. Carroll has filed a claim with Guinness World Records, which will collect videos, personal verification letters, and likely conduct interviews to verify his integrity.

“Trying to balance that number of push-ups with being a dad and working full time sometimes creates hurdles that you sometimes have to overcome,” Carroll told the Wisconsin State Journal last month. “I try to integrate my pumps into my daily activity. Setting aside time to do 4,000 push-ups is impossible. You really have to make it a priority and be ready to commit to it and accept the fact that you have to build this into your day.

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