Man does 111,000 sit-ups in 24 hours

A Brazilian who's just finished 111,000 sit-ups in 24 hours says he won't do another for months.

A Brazilian who's just finished 111,000 sit-ups in 24 hours says he won't do another for months.

Edmar Freitas, a fitness instructor from Parana, is claiming the world record. The previous best was 103,000.

He's sending a video and documentation to the Guinness Book to confirm the record.

He told Globo television: "It will take me a couple of months to think about doing abs again."

American Bill Evans is the current record holder.

Mr Freitas completed the sit-up marathon on a stage in a busy street in Curitiba, the capital of Parana state.

He ate a cereal bar and drank coconut milk every hour. He was allowed a five-minute toilet break every four hours. He'd trained for over a year.

Eleven students counted each sit-up. He averaged around 77 per minute.

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