Athlete strikes record-breaking pose at Burr Ridge club
George Hood, group fitness executive director at Five Seasons Sports Club, enters minute 17 of his planking exhibition at the center. | Curtis Lehkuhl~Sun-Times Media
Updated: January 21, 2013 1:56AM
Endurance athlete and world record holder George Hood returned to Burr Ridge Thursday not to set a record, but to show others how it can be done.
Hood, who broke his own world record for spin cycling during a 222-hour marathon at Urban Tri Gear in 2010, demonstrated abdominal planking during an exhibition at Five Seasons Family Sports Club Nov. 15. The world record holder for the abdominal plank, Hood exceeded his world record time of 1 hour, 20 minutes and 5.01 seconds by more than 30 minutes, holding the pose for 2 hours.
The results of Hood’s latest endeavor are not official but part of his preparation to set a new planking record sometime next year. Thursday’s demonstration took place on Guinness World Records Day, a day dedicated to breaking records all over the world.
Hood, of Aurora, is group exercise director at Five Seasons Family Sports Coub, 6901 S. Madison, Burr Ridge.