Pakistani athlete and resident of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Dera Ismail Khan, Irfan Mehsood has broken the world record of Spanish athlete Alejandro Soler Tarí.
Alejandro Soler Tarí had completed 49 push-ups in one minute carrying a 100 lb pack in male’s category. While Irfan Mehsood broke his record with 55 push-ups in one minute carrying the same weight.
Irfan has become the only player in the world who has made 23 world records in push-ups category only. He also broke 13 records which were previously held by India. Apart from these records, he has achieved many records which were held by the United States, the United Kingdom, Iraq, Spain, Italy, Philippine, Egypt and India. Thus far, he has 42 world records to his name.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Irfan trains between four and five hours daily for every record he attempts until he feels he can break the one he’s aiming for. It isn’t uncommon for him to develop aches in his shoulders and back, especially while attempting records with weighted packs like this one.
“One of his main aims through breaking records is to promote his region of Waziristan all while advocating a healthy lifestyle and staying active. Irfan hopes to soon achieve a total of fifty record titles,” it added.