World Record Obstacle Attempt
Queensland man, 61, proves age is no 'obstacle' in world record attempt
Posted on 16.04.2018
Queenslander Dave Holleran, 61, has proven age is no barrier by completing the longest solo obstacle course in the world.
While it may take several weeks to be signed off by officials, the circuit was the longest — with the most obstacles, on record.
The gruelling 500 kilometre course had more than 1,000 obstacles including climbing over walls, swimming through creeks, navigating wire fences, crawling through mud and tunnels, dragging tires and carrying weights.
He finished it in 10 days, getting four hours of sleep a night.
Despite the exhaustion and having collected plenty of cuts and bruises along the way, at the end of the race he said he was feeling “pretty good”.
“I can honestly say I enjoyed every single moment,” he said.
Mr Holleran built the course himself, winding through bushland near Eidsvold in the North Burnett region.
The obstacles had to be signed off by Australian Book of Records officials, and he was tracked with a GPS throughout the race.
Mr Holleran’s world record attempt also raised more than $10,000 for the LifeFlight Helicopter Rescue Service.
“I just can’t thank everybody enough,” he said.
“It’s been as close to perfect as it could get.”
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