A Wisconsin father of three has hopefully broken an impressive world record.
Social worker Nick Carroll decided to embark on this mission a year ago in June 2020. He wanted to demonstrate the power of perseverance to his children—and raise some funds for charity while doing so.
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation, an organization dedicated to easing financial burdens for the families of fallen first responders, was the place where Carroll ultimately chose to direct his donation.
On June 6th, Carroll completed the countdown to his record-breaking goal—at least 1.5 million pushups over the course of a single year—with a special 50-yard line halftime ceremony during the 48th annual Fun City Bowl at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey,
"[I wanted to] demonstrate to my kids what goals that seem impossible look like when they are broken down into daily manageable chunks," Carroll said.
Carroll has been documenting proof of these "chunks" with time-lapse videos in order to break the Guinness world record.
"Set a goal, and get after it," he said. "Make it who you are, not something you do. That way, when it gets hard and life throws obstacles in your way and offers you convenient excuses to stop or says it's too difficult, you find a way to endure and persevere and keep after it. Winning those mini-battles each day builds strength and shapes one’s perspective of what is possible."