Canadian lifts 13,000 pounds in one hour to break Guinness record

A Manitoba, Canada, athlete broke a Guinness World Record when he lifted a total of nearly 13,000 pounds over one hour while doing Turkish get-ups.

Nolan De Leon of Winnipeg used a 70-pound kettleball to do Turkish get-ups for one hour at Fukumoto Fitness.

De Leon completed 184 of the exercises, which involve starting on the ground, pushing up to a kneeling position and then standing while holding a kettleball over the head.

“After the halfway point, I was kind of writing a speech in my head already saying, ‘Sorry, I can’t. I can’t keep doing this.’ I was really about to give up,” De Leon told CBC News.

De Leon pushed on and was able to beat the record of 10,732.5 pounds, which was set by fellow Canadian Chris Cox in May of this year.

De Leon said his now working to have his accomplishment recognized by Guinness World Records.

“I have a Guinness application, and once all of that stuff is in and they take a look, they will hopefully approve it,” De Leon said.