Tung Dinh attempts world pull-up record
MURRAY, KY -- Ahead of schedule and on pace, Master Tung Dinh of Murray is eyeing 4,022 pull-ups in 24 hours.
"I'm at 1,500 in five and a half hours," Dinh said. "That's maybe two hours ahead of schedule."
Dinh is no stranger to attempting great feats of fitness. In 2000, he ran 100 miles in a 24 hour period. Then in 2005, he did 30,000 sit-ups in 30 hours. This time he decided on the world pull-ups record which stands at 4,022.
"I was watching TV in November and saw a man attempting the world record," Dinh said. " I thought that would be a great thing to try. I learned from what he did wrong and I know what I have to do."
Through out the day supporters have come to watch Dinh as he trys to make history. Some have even attempted pull-ups themselves, while others are not eager to try.
"I might do four after a meal, and one before," one supporter said.
Getting the world record is one thing, but that's not why Dinh is doing all of those pull-ups. He is celebrating the 38th anniversary of his family coming to the United States from Vietnam.
"I love this country and what I have learned here," Dinh said. " I just want to do what I can to give back."
A donation box has been set up at Quest Fitness Center in Murray, where all proceeds will go to help wounded American Veterans.
Dinh is expected to reach his goal around 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.
To watch his world-record attempt live, click here.