Aussie Legend Breaks the Guinness World Record for the Longest Plank

It took a lot of pain, sweat, and even a bit of vomit.

Aussie Legend Breaks the Guinness World Record for the Longest Plank
Daniel Scali now owns the world’s longest plank record. Credit: Daniel Scali

Daniel Scali from Adelaide, Australia, who also suffers from chronic pain just broke the longest plank world record. He set up an unbelievable milestone for other plant enthusiasts, at exactly 9 hours, 30 minutes, and 1 second.

By setting a world record for the longest plank, Daniel Scali aims to increase awareness regarding chronic pain conditions. For instance, the record-breaker himself has been suffering from a condition called complex regional pain syndrome.

Regarding this, Scali says “Anything like soft touch, movement, wind, water, will cause me pain.”



However, breaking the longest plank world record was certainly not easy and came with its challenges. Scali would have to stay in the position for more than 8 hours, 15 minutes, and 15 seconds (the previous world record) by George Hood.

Previously when Daniel Scali attempted the longest plank challenge unofficially, he was able to achieve 9 hours and 9 minutes. Of course, that would have also broken the longest plank world record if it was officially recorded. However, fatigue starts kicking in much earlier.


Regarding the fatigue, Daniel Scali stated, “I remember at the 14-minute mark, my thighs started to burn, and I knew it was going to be a hell of a ride.”

He further stated, “Putting constant pressure on my elbow and forearm, as well as up to my shoulder, did give me quite a bit of grief at the start. I have dealt with pain for so long, I knew how to manage it.”

He also stated that by the 6th and 7th hour, he could feel his body shaking and vibrating. The plank was giving him an all-body experience of pain. For instance, he mentioned how his thighs, knees, and arms were burning while his feet were totally numb.


Though, despite all the challenges, Scali was able to break the world record for the longest plank and is quite thrilled for his unmatched accomplishment. It looks like this new record is going to stay unbroken for a while.


Daniel Scali’s world longest plank record


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