George Hood is a 62-year-old retired U.S. Marine and Drug Enforcement Administration supervisory special agent. He set the world’s longest plank record in 2011 before Mao Weidong beat his time in 2016. Hood has now retained his title after planking for 8 hours, 18 minutes, and 15 seconds. He told CNN and BBC that he did a total of 2,100 hours of planking to prepare and would train for 7 hours every day for 18 months. Social media users were quick to congratulate his abilities as many stated they could barely plank for two minutes. After Hood reclaimed his championship title, he did 75 pushups to celebrate.
March 20, 2020