Lagos personal trainer to attempt world record for boy with rare cancer

in News · 29-11-2018 10:18:00 · 0 Comments
Lagos personal trainer to attempt world record for boy with rare cancer

A personal trainer from the Western Algarve city of Lagos is to attempt a new world record doing 12 hours of chest to floor Burpees – a squat thrust – to raise funds for a 12-year-old boy diagnosed with rare neuroblastoma cancer.

The attempt will take place on 7 December and aims to smash the current world record of 4,545 Burpees.
It is being undertaken by personal trainer Ryan Smith, originally from Bradford, UK, manager at RSF Fitness in Praia da Luz, who explained: “I will be pushing my body past its breaking point, and even in the two and three hour training sessions so far it’s been one of the hardest things I’ve put my body through, and it’s only going to get worse with an hour added in each session in attempt to break the World record...

“But I’ll be keeping the reason I’m doing this in my mind when the times get tough and I know it will spur me on to keep going and push through the pain barriers to raise as much money as I can for Louie and his family.”
According to the fundraising Facebook page (Ryan’s Burpee Battle for Louie), Louie has already undergone” ten rounds of heavy Chemotherapy” and is going through further tests at the moment.
At the time of going to press, the challenge had raised close to €1,700 of the €3,000 target.


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