Andrew Shapiro broke the 8-, 12-, and 24-hour pull up records during his 'Pull Ups for Ocean Life' event at Onelife Fitness on August 18/19. His total was 10,020 pull ups in just over 19 hours (he did not use the entire 24 hours because he reached his goal and his body was exhausted).
All videos and paperwork/judges logs will be submitted to Guinness World Records in the next week and will be verified by them.
Since I was a young child, I was inspired by the work of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and its passionate leader, Captain Paul Watson. I was also inspired by Steve Irwin, who worked tirelessly to educate people around the world about marine life and other animals. Now I am majoring in Marine Biology at the University of New Hampshire and am passionate about raising awareness for imperiled marine life.
In 2016, I broke three Guinness World Records for the number of pull ups in 6-, 12-, and 24-hours (7,306 in 18 hours). I did this at a Relay for Life event and raised over $7000.00 for the American Cancer Society (because my dad was battling cancer, which he has since conquered!). The event was called "Pull-Ups for Life." I want to break the records again, but this time my event is called "Pull-Ups for Ocean Life." I am aiming for 10,000 pull ups and $10,000 for my charity, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The event will be on August 18, 2018 starting at 10:00 am at Onelife Fitness (11445 Isaac Newton Sq., Reston, VA, 20190, USA).
"I'm an Ocean Warrior" because I believe in and wholeheartedly support the mission of Sea Shepherd USA, which was founded in 1977 by Captain Paul Watson as a marine wildlife conservation organization. Sea Shepherd works to end the slaughter of precious wildlife and the destruction of habitat in the world's oceans. Sea Shepherd has an unwavering commitment to the whales, dolphins, sharks, sea turtles, seals, sea birds, plankton and more. All of these creatures are vital to the very health and wellbeing of our oceans and our planet. In the words of Captain Watson, "If the oceans die, we die.”