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UK GEAR World Record Attempt

>>06 November 2006

paddy doyle 3Officially 'The Worlds Fittest Athlete' as well as former Paratrooper and Royal Fusilier Paddy Doyle was celebrating yesterday after smashing his way into the record books for the 142nd time.

Paddy, who had to complete more than 390 step-ups on a 15-inch bench whilst carrying a 56lb back pack, in one hour in order to claim the record, sailed past his target set by The World Record Federation in less than 30 minutes helped by his UK Gear PT-03's.

After only twenty minutes into the gruelling task, which was aired live on BBC Radio, Paddy was already well on his way to achieving the record, cruising past the 300 hundred mark having barely worked up a sweat. In little over 40 minutes he had achieved his personal target to reach 490 before eventually going on to set the new world record at a staggering 716!!

After the event Paddy admitted he had trained with a 90lb weighted back pack, possibly the reason why he accomplished his new record so comprehensively.

Paddy Doyle said;

''My legs started to tire after 25 minutes, and injuries to my knee and calf which I had prior to the attempt made it all the more difficult, but I gritted my teeth and knew I had to do it. The support from my coaching team, students and spectators really spurred me on and I am thrilled to have added another record to my collection''.

Paddy Doyle runs the Access to Military Programme at Solihull College. The course which has backing from the MoD allows students to learn about discipline, develop their fitness levels, teamwork skills and acquire knowledge of first aid, food hygiene and navigational techniques.

Paddy Doyle breaking yet another record.

Stay tuned for further World Record attempts and up and coming events.