Milton Keynes fitness coach breaks world chin-up record after 24 hours

Idai Makaya needed to complete more that 5,094 chin-ups in 24 hours to break the world record Credit: ITV News Anglia

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A personal trainer from Milton Keynes has beat the world chin ups record and raised more than ten thousand pound in memory of his brother who died in a sky diving accident.

Covid restrictions about numbers allowed inside his gym in Milton Keynes didn't stop Idai's family from coming along and support supporting him and when the moment came.

His brother Litsitso Makaya said: "I have been watching the whole night. As you can see, I’m tired! But I knew he was going to do it and I even saw that he was going to do it with time to spare."

Idai beat the existing record by 246 chin ups. He said: "I hope I’ve honored the memory of my brother and made my family proud and made all my friends and colleagues proud."

Ten thousand pounds already raised towards his 80 thousand pound target.

The world record attempt for the most chin-ups in 24 hours is being streamed live on the internet Credit: YouTube

The money will set up a charitable foundation to help children in Africa in memory of his brother.