Monday, July 29, 2013

1986 Guinness Book of World Records holder discovers photos of his record setting feat - 45,005 sit-ups in 58.5 hours!

Mark Pfeltz setting the Guinness Book of World Records for sit ups
Photo by Robert Hamilton

This letter was received from a TribunePhotos customer. Congratulation Mark on your incredible achievement and your 1986 Guinness Book of World Records title!

I want to sincerely thank all of you at Tribune photos. In 1985 I set the Guinness Book of World Records in sit ups. I completed 45,005 sit ups July 26-28 1985 in 58.5 hours. My brother Chris shot a hole roll of film of me doing the sit ups, but the entire roll of film was lost. So for the next twenty five years I tried to find any original photos of me doing the sit up record, but was unable to. Then, just for the heck of it, I typed my name into Google search and your company came up showing an original photo of me doing sit ups and the photo was for sale. So I felt kind of weird buying a photo of myself, but I really wanted an original, so I bought it. Then about a month later you guys had another photo of me, so I bought that one also. You guys are the greatest and I can't express my gratitude. Keep up the important work you do.

Sincerely,
Mark Pfeltz
1986 Guinness Book of World Records sit up holder

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