01/07/07 – Paddy Doyle smashes 14 world records in one hour

As if his list of world record achievements wasn’t impressive enough already, Balsall Common’s Paddy Doyle put many of his previous achievements in the shade by breaking 14 world records in the space of an hour at the World Record Breakers Cup Challenge in the United States.


[Iron man Paddy Doyle – pictured in his world famous wrong-directional celebratory pose]

Endurance champion Paddy Doyle attended the games (held between 18th April and 2nd May 2007) as part of a UK team that went toe to toe with representative sides from around the globe, with some events taking place simultaneously in different countries.

And as is often the case when Doyle’s in town, it was he who stole all the headlines with his show-stopping 14 world records in an hour’s worth of breathtaking efforts. Prior to this feat the previous record for world records broken in an hour was three.

Paddy’s full list of world records in that awe inspiring hour’s worth of mayhem reads as follows:

. Palm strike blocks “right arm” in 30 secs. New World Record 60.{previous – Bruce Crary “USA” 49 strikes} 5 points

. Palm strike blocks “left arm” in 30 secs. New World Record 56.{previous – Bruce Crary “USA” 47 STRIKES} 5 points

. Elbow blocks “right arm” in 30 secs. New World Record 68.{previous – Bruce Crary “USA” 51 Strikes} 5 points

. Elbow blocks “left arm” in 30 secs. New World Record 66. {previous – Bruce Crary “USA” 54 strikes} 5 points

. Throat strikes “right arm” in 30 secs. New World Record 68. {previous – Bruce Crary “USA” 61 strikes} 5 points

. Throat strikes “left arm” in 30 secs. New World Record 67.{previous – Justin Crary “USA” 65 strikes} 5 points

. Elbow Strikes “left arm” in 30 secs. New World Record 54.{previous – Hart Crary “USA” 42 Strikes} 5 points

. Elbow strikes “right arm” in 30 secs. New World Record 57.{previous – Bruce Crary “USA” 50 strikes} 5 points

. Medicine ball, standing chest press, 10 lb, 1 min, New Record set 153 reps. = 1 point

. Medicine ball, standing chest press, 10 lb, 5 mins, New Record set 477 reps = 1 point

. Medicine ball, standing torso twist, 10 lb, 10 mins, New Record set 684 reps = 1 point

. Medicine ball, standing torso twist, 10 lb, 1 min, New Record set 90 reps = 1 point

. Medicine ball, standing torso twist, 10 lb, 5 mins, New Record set 406 reps = 1 point

. Medicine ball, standing torso twist, 10 lb, 15 mins, New Record set 1042 reps = 1 point

. Most World Records in 1 hour held by Ashrita Furman “USA” total 3, New World Record 14, awarded extra 5 points for beating previous record.

Paddy’s own website containing details of his records and publications has recently been relaunched at worldsfittestathlete.com.

Interestingly, despite having a truly fascinating autobiography on the market today, Iron Man Paddy is already working on a new one due for release in December 2007. And if his DVD and previous autobiography are anything to go by it will make for a gripping read.”