An endurance athlete and former Marine, sets a new world record for the longest held abdominal plank. He broke the former abdominal plank record of 4 hours and some odd minutes. He held that plank for over 5 hours, which is amazing because we can’t even hold one for 5 minutes. George Hood held the pose to raise money for veterans coming back from the battlefield. He kept it all going after hour 2 by distracting himself through any means necessary — good music, fruit, ice chips around the elbows, etc.