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Indian man punches punching bag for 55 hours, 15 minutes

Sidhu Kshetri punched a punching bag for 55 hours, 15 minutes to break a Guinness World Record. Photo courtesy of Guinness World Records
Sidhu Kshetri punched a punching bag for 55 hours, 15 minutes to break a Guinness World Record. Photo courtesy of Guinness World Records

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Jan. 9 (UPI) -- A 42-year-old martial artist in India broke a Guinness World Record when he spent 55 hours, 15 minutes throwing punches at a punching bag.

Sidhu Kshetri was required by Guinness World Records rules to throw at least one punch every 2 seconds and was allowed a 5-minute break each hour, which he was allowed to bank for longer breaks.

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"I have been practicing martial arts for the last 25 years," Kshetri told Guinness World Records. "I am interested in contributing to my country, so I decided to attempt this world record."

Kshetri broke the previous record by 5 minutes.

"The pain started around the 20-hour mark," Kshetri said. "At that point, I reminded myself that it was a test of my limits. I believed that if I stayed emotionally strong, I could endure the pain."

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