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Hood sets another world record

on April 21, 2013 1:50 AM

Indiana native George Hood Jr., 55, on Saturday shattered his own Guinness World Record in the abdominal plank.

The prior mark, which he established in December 2011, was 1 hour, 20 minutes, 5 seconds, or nearly 30 minutes longer than the prior Guinness record.

On Saturday, Hood more than doubled that mark with a time of 3 hours, 7 minutes, 15 seconds. A Guinness World Record official was on hand to observe the attempt and has certified the record.

Hood, son of Indiana Mayor George Hood, performed the feat in Newport, Ky., as part of an American Heart Association fundraiser known as HeartChase.

Hood is the group exercise director at Five Seasons Family Sports Club in Burr Ridge, where he set the second of his six Guinness World Records in 2007 in the static “spin” cycling category.

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