UNH sophomore breaks three world records

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
UNH's Andrew Shapiro '21

Andrew Shapiro '21 on his way to breaking three world records. Courtesy photo

Andrew Shapiro '21 has reached his goal: setting three world records for a good cause.

Shapiro broke the 8-, 12- and 24-hour pull-up world records during his Pull-Ups for Ocean Life event at Onelife Fitness in Reston, Virginia, between Aug. 18 and 19. His grand total was 10,020 pull-ups in just over 19 hours, with 7,370 in 12 hours and 5,373 in eight hours.

Videos, paperwork and judges' logs will now be submitted to Guinness for verification as world records.

Prior to the event, Shapiro shared his story with UNH Today.

Jennifer Saunders | Communications and Public Affairs | jennifer.saunders@unh.edu | 603-862-3585