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Former US Marine Breaks World Planking Record

George Hood achieved the feat in eight hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds in Chicago.

A former United States marine has broken the world record for the longest time in the plank position.

Sixty-two-year-old George Hood achieved the feat in a time of eight hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds.

He beat the previous record of eight hours and one minute set by Mao Weidong in China in 2016.

Mr Hood said he put in more than 2,000 hours of planking in preparation for the big day, as well as numerous training camps, including 674,000 sit-ups and 270,000 push-ups.

He also managed to fit in a practise attempt at the world record in 2018 when he planked for 10 hours and 10 minutes.

He finished off his successful 2020 world record attempt by completing 75 push-ups.

Mr Hood confirmed he has now retired from plank world record attempts.