VIDEO: A Raleigh firefighter is an unofficial Guinness World Record holder, pending paperwork.
5,297. That's how many burpees Nick Christopoulos said he did on Sunday in an un-air-conditioned gym.
"It was as it sounds, awful...yeah."
His venture to hold the title started simply enough- for every call at his firehouse, he'd do 100 burpees.
"The day I started, I did 1,300 in one day."
The 30-year-old's endurance appears to be genetic. One of his brothers is also a firefighter and Ultra Marathoner. His other brother is a minor league hockey player.
Originally, Christopoulos wanted to set the record at his fire station, but COVID-19 slammed the door on that. Instead, a friend offered up their gym.
Christopoulos says that since he started his journey for the title, the record had been broken twice - adding 600 more burpees than previously expected.