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|Hello and thanks for visiting my fundraising page. On September 26th, 2015, I will attempting to break the Guinness world record for 'most pull-ups in 24 hours' and set a new record for attempting the feat while wearing a 30lb pack. The extra weight represents the burden our wounded vets carry and the sacrifices they have made. Thank you for supporting Operation Enduring Warrior. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.|
Frog Performance Athlete
Following the events of 9/11, 2001, Michael McCastle was driven to join the Military. He has been deployed around the world, and is currently working within the busiest and most complex Air Traffic Control facility commandeered by the Navy. At the age of 28, he is also a World Record holder, Frog Performance strength & endurance athlete and personal trainer with extensive studies in Sports Psychology and elite human performance. Utilizing those skills, he has consistently adopted ultra endurance tests in an effort to raise awareness of various charitable causes and has risen over $15,000.00 toward them. Like the mythological '12 labors of Hercules', these increasingly challenging events test his physical and mental limits, with the ultimate goal of inspiring others to give.
Michaelís numerous causes have included: a 50k run for Cancer Research, a world record setting 13-mile 250-pound tire flip for the Wounded Warrior Project (where he flipped the tire 137 spans along a 500-foot paved street over the course of 10 grueling hours), an attempt to trump the Guinness World Record for the number of pull-ups over 24 hours. In all, he completed 3,202 pull-ups and raised over $10,000 for veterans programs. Then, most recently, Michael performed a rope climb that equaled the height of Mount Everest, a full 29,029 feet over just under 27 hours for Parkinson's Disease Research, a cause that hits close to home following the death of his father who suffered from the disease.
His efforts have been covered by Men's Health, USA Today, The Daily Herald of Everett, Washington, Emmy-Award winning journalist, Annette Lawless, The Whidbey News-Times, and a host of other media blogs.