South GA officer may have broken world record for push-ups

Published: Jul. 17, 2018 at 9:52 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 17, 2018 at 10:34 PM EDT
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany police officer may have broken the world record on Tuesday for the most push-ups in an hour.

He did it to support a local non-profit that he said does so much for everyone in Southwest Georgia.

"I heard that beeper go off and there was like a minute left and I was just glad to be in the last minute rather than the first," said Bryan LaVoie.

Major LaVoie with the Albany Police Department may have broken the Guinness World Record for the most push-ups, with 3020. The record was originally just under 2700. He asked people to donate 10 cents a push-up to the Lily Pad SANE Center.

"It's nothing serious for me, but it was just trying to show support for them and what they do for us in the Southwest Georgia region," explained LaVoie.

Mary Martinez Allen is the executive director of the Lily Pad Sane Center. She said this will help the support groups at the center.

"A couple months ago Major LaVoie approached me and just said, 'Hey, I'm going to go break this world record. I'm going to do 3000 push-ups in an hour.' He just really wanted to help support the Lily Pad and foster the relationship that we have with law enforcement," said Martinez-Allen.

And that's just what he did.

Billy Goodson is a CrossFit trainer at Tony's Gym and said he knows LaVoie broke the record.

"And their standard was that he had to break parallel with his triceps and that's what he did," said Goodson. "When he sends the video in for review with Guinness, they're going to review it and if it there was a rep or two that they thought wasn't a good rep, they may take that, but he got so many that he's got the record, he killed it."

After months of doing thousands of push-ups a day to prepare, LaVoie said he will be back to doing push-ups on Wednesday.

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