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Woman holds plank position for record 4 hours, 20 minutes

By Ben Hooper   |   May 23, 2019 at 3:01 PM
A Montreal woman at a fitness event in Illinois broke a Guinness World Record by holding a plank position like the one demonstrated here for 4 hours and 20 minutes. Photo by Nathan Cowley/Pexels.com

May 23 (UPI) -- A Montreal fitness enthusiast attending an Illinois event broke a Guinness World Record by holding the plank post for 4 hours and 20 minutes.

Dana Glowacka, a Montreal yoga instructor, was attending the First International Plank Training Conference in Naperville when she broke the previous female planking record of 3 hours, 30 minutes, which was set by Maria Kalimera in 2015.


Glowacka said she started training for the record in 2016 and her first attempt at a plank ended after only 4 minutes.

Chinese man Mao Weidong earned the record for planking in the male category in 2016 when he held the position for 8 hours, 1 minute.