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Sport Management Department Makes Attempt at World Record

On Friday, April 28, North Greenville University’s Sport Management Department will attempt to record the Guinness World Record for the human chain push-up, using 200 students and faculty members.

Currently, the world record for this is held by 138 Marines at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune, who completed the push-up in September 2013.

The human push-up chain is a line or circle of people in the push up position with their feet resting on the shoulders behind them. Only one push-up is required, however everyone in the chain must execute it at the same time.

This event is a required project for a sport events class held last fall. Each year, the class is asked to plan an event. Three years ago, the class held a derby car race in the school’s dining hall.  

This year’s event, originally scheduled at the conclusion of the Fall 2016 semester, was pushed back to spring due to the ongoing success of the football program in the playoffs. The football team practiced on the field needed for the world record attempt.

“We postponed our event to the spring because of the football team’s success in the playoffs,” said Dr. Robert Bradley, assistant professor of physical education and facilitator of the attempt.

According to Bradley, to ensure its authenticity, the Guinness World Record organization requires witnesses and video evidence of the attempt.

“Our hope is to have a local television station broadcast the attempt live during their evening news show,” Bradley said. “We will also have representatives from the offices of both Senator Tom Scott and Congressman Trey Gowdy present. Once the attempt has been made, we will submit the required proof and documentation back to Guinness for their review.”

Spectators are welcome to come and witness the history-making world record attempt at the university’s Melvin and Dollie Younts football stadium on Friday, April 28 at 5:00 p.m.

       

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