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Mac's 24 Hour Muscle-Up Marathon

September 5, 2023

St Leo's resident, Mac Rogers will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most muscle-ups completed on gymnastics rings within a 24 hour period on Saturday, 16 September at St Leo’s College within The University of Queensland, St Lucia – all whilst raising money for the following charities: Beyond Blue, Cancer Council Queensland, DVConnect and St Leo’s College.

Muscle-ups are a demanding exercise that combines elements of both pull-ups and dips, requiring exceptional upper body strength and coordination. Having previously broken the Guinness World Record for most ring muscle ups in an hour (in 2021) and most in eight hours (in 2022). Mac is determined to beat the existing record which is currently held by a UK resident.

“Of all the existing Guinness World Records in muscle ups I believe this one to be the hardest, most challenging, and as a result, the most impressive title available,” said Mac.

At just 18 years of age, Mac’s list of accomplishments is nothing short of remarkable: Mac was 2022’s school captain and dux at Proserpine State High School. He was recently awarded Whitsunday Regional Council's 2023 Young Citizen of the Year and is part of the Queensland Academy of Sport talent identification program for the 2032 Brisbane Olympics.

St Leo’s Head of College, Steve Foley, was delighted for the opportunity to host this extraordinary challenge on college grounds.

“Mac is an extraordinary young man, and supporting Mac’s attempt to break this record at St Leo’s, amongst his fellow Leonians, made perfect sense. We were founded in 1917, and since then, St Leo’s has remained committed to providing an environment where residents feel respected and valued, and can grow on their respective life journeys,” Steve said.

Members of the public can show their support by donating via Mac’s official fundraising page where supporters can nominate which of Mac’s chosen charities they would like to donate to.

Mac hopes that his record-breaking attempt will inspire others to push their own boundaries and strive for greatness in their respective personal fields. He believes that through hard work, discipline, and a relentless pursuit of one's goals, anything is possible.

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