GOOD VIBES - Dad Sets Push-Up World Record, Raises Money for Charity


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While many people embraced being couch potatoes during the pandemic, a Wisconsin father of three challenged himself to break a world record for most push-ups done in a year. Nate Carroll reached his goal and set a new record after completing more than a million and a half push-ups (1,500,231) over 365 days.

But the best part? Carroll did it all to raise money for the families of fallen first responders. He spent the year fundraising for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s Fallen First Responder Program, which pays off mortgages for families of law enforcement officers and firefighters who are killed in the line of duty.

He says he was motivated by his family and wanted to show his kids “what goals that seem impossible look like when they are broken down into daily manageable chunks.” For his goal, that looked like an average of 4-thousand push-ups a day, every day for a year. But his hard work paid off when he broke the world record in front of first responders on the 50-yard line of MetLife Stadium at the 48th Annual Fun City Bowl, a yearly showdown between New York’s fire and police football teams. “It was awesome to be on the field,” Carroll says, “to be cheered on by so many first responders.”