Whidbey officer to break pull-up record

A petty officer stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station plans to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for “Most Pullups in 24 hours” on July 26.

Mike McCastle said he is performing the feat to raise awareness and funds to assist service members who have been injured in the line of duty. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project, and will support a full range of programs and services for this generation of injured veterans and their families.

“It’s not about the record,” said McCastle in a news release. “It’s not about the war. It’s about the warrior. This challenge will test my physical limits, but I will recover. 24 hours of discomfort does not compare to the sacrifice our wounded service members and their families make every day.”

The event will be held at Fort Nugent Park in Oak Harbor starting at 6 a.m. when McCastle will begin performing pullups for 24 hours straight in an attempt to break the current world record which, according to Guinness, is 4,030 set by Navy SEAL David Goggins.

The event will host live music, vendors, a raffle and other activities to help raise awareness and donations in support of the Wounded Warrior Project.


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