WINNECONNE, WIS (NBC 26) — A 46-year-old father of three, Nate Carroll, completed 1,500,231 push-ups to set a new world record for most push-ups done in a year.
It's to support the Tunnel to the Towers Foundation to raise money for its Fallen First Responder Program. The program helps pay off mortagages for families of law enforcement and firefighters who were killed in the line of duty and leave behind young children.
"If someone can weave 4,000 pushups into their day, what might you be able to weave into yours?" Carroll said in a Facebook post. Adding, he hopes first responders everywhere, including Wisconsin, know they are appreciated.
Carroll completed his push-ups at the 48th Annual Fun City Bowl at MetLife Stadium. It's an annual showdown between the FDNY and NYPD football teams hosted by the First Responders Children’s Foundation, an organization that awards college scholarships to children of those first responders who have been killed or injured in the line of duty.
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation said Carroll is working with the Guinness Book of World Records and the Record Holders Republic Registry of Official World Records to get his record verified. But he's still not done. T2T said his 12-month period ends on June 13, and he plans to add to his push-up total and make sure the final total features the numbers ‘911,’ in honor of the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.
We chatted with Carroll while in New York about how he did it and his routine, take a listen: