Strongman Paddy Doyle celebrates 550th World record - The Solihull Observer

Strongman Paddy Doyle celebrates 550th World record

Solihull Editorial 8th Mar, 2017   0

BALSALL Common strongman Paddy Doyle overcame a chest and throat virus, rain, sleet, waterlogged fields and muddy footpaths to achieve his 550th career strength speed stamina World record.

Paddy had to complete three endurance events to gain the record – the first was a 13km cross-country speed march, then 21 cross country shuttle sprints and 201 step-ups on a bench carrying a 45lb backpack – all in a World Record time of two hours and 29 minutes.

He said: “The support was great at the Royal British Legion Club in Berkswell and the club was packed out full of supporters.

“It has been a hard and tough journey to reach my 550th competitive physical fitness challenge, but the injuries and pain have been worth it.

“My support team from Coventry, North Warwickshire and Birmingham have been supportive all the way making sure I reach the finish line and that all of the evidence to claim a record and physical fitness challenge feat has been completed correctly.

“I intend to have a rest for a few months and my aim is to come back even stronger.”

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