UAE athletes smash Guinness World Records title remotely


Six athletes based in Abu Dhabi have smashed the Guinness World Records title for "most chest to ground burpees in 24 hours" by a mixed team.

While the minimum required was 6,000, the group managed to double that with 12,502 burpees.

The team included Eva Clarke, who is a serial record-breaker. The super-fit trainer and mother of three, told ARN News how the remote judging system worked.

The attempt was aimed at encouraging individuals to stay fit while at home and inspiring people to achieve bigger dreams despite the movement restrictions.

In the recording-breaking feat, Clarke was joined by Ivan Camponogara, a researcher in human movement science; Daniel Gill, Assistant Director of Wellness at a UAE-based university; Tereza Petrovicova, a student and fitness lover; Brandon Chin Loy, a Computer Engineering senior; and Anna Erdi, a Psychology senior.

“We congratulate the team on their achievement during lockdown. Like we did, they adapted quickly to our newly launched Remote Adjudication service, where we received their application, adjudicated it online, and presented them with the certificate in a chain video,” said Shaddy Gaad, Senior Marketing Manager at GWR’s MENA Office.

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