Sidhu Kshetri, an Indian software engineer, 42, has shattered the record for the longest punch-bag marathon held by Guinness World Records (GWR).
The previous GWR record was only surpassed by five minutes by Sidhu, a martial artist who has represented India in multiple Taekwondo championships.
GWR stated on Tuesday that Sidhu achieved a time of 55 hours and 15 minutes.
To prepare for this record attempt, Sidhu trained for eight hours a day for six months. His daily routine involved a four-hour training session from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m., followed by another one in the evening.”
The challenger is allowed to take a five-minute rest break, which can be accrued if not taken immediately, following each hour of nonstop activity, just like with all other “longest marathon” records. Only during these breaks could Sidhu eat, sleep, or use the bathroom.
This world record, set in 2013 for the most martial arts kicks executed with one leg in three minutes (620), comes from Sidhu’s accomplishment more than a decade ago.
He also performed the most martial arts kicks in one minute using a single leg (168) in 2011.