An Australian man has set the Guinness World Record for the longest plank.
Daniel Scali, the man in question, remained in a plank position for 9 hours, 30 minutes and 1 second.
He took part in the competition for chronic pain awareness. Taking to his Instagram, he shared his achievement of receiving the longest time in an abdominal plank position (male).
He has complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a rare condition that causes “excess and prolonged pain and inflammation” following an “injury to an arm or leg.”
Scali revealed that he developed the condition after breaking his left arm at 12 years old.
“This process has been a rollercoaster of emotions after my first effort not being accepted and then having to find the strength to re-attempt knowing the mental and physical battle that was ahead of me. Thank you to everyone who has been along for the ride. I am so appreciative of the support!” Scali wrote, in part, on an Instagram post.
People in the comments were amazed.
“Simply FANTASTIC, Daniel! We are all so thrilled for you – Well done! You’ve done something so inspirational but motivational as well. You definitely deserve the glory from this,” someone wrote.
“Extraordinary achievement brother, congratulations again. Very grateful to be part of the journey, you are a true inspiration and perfect symbol of what is possible no matter the circumstances,” another added.
Someone else said Scali was a “superhuman” and wrote: “How amazing. Congratulations [you’re] a superhuman.”
Footage of his record-breaking plank has bee published on the Guinness World Record’s YouTube channel.
Scali beat record holder George Hood, an American endurance athlete. In 2020, Hood planked for 8 hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds.