Man sets new push-up world record, including a stop in Colorado Springs, with 1,500,231 push-ups

Tunnel to Towers Ambassador Nate Carroll completed his 1,500,231st Push-Up at MetLife Stadium
Tunnel to Towers Ambassador Nate Carroll completed his 1,500,231st Push-Up at MetLife Stadium(Tunnel to Towers Foundation)
Published: Jun. 8, 2021 at 8:07 PM MDT
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(KKTV) - A father from Wisconsin hit his goal of breaking a world record for push-ups this week.

KKTV first covered Nate Carroll in July of 2020. He was traveling across the country attempting to break a world record that was set more than 30 years ago, along the way raising money for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s Fallen First Responder Home Program. Carroll had made a stop in Colorado Springs in July of last year, cranking out an average of more than 4,000 push-ups each day to break the record for most push-ups in a year’s time. His goal was 1,500,230 push-ups. On Sunday, Carroll did his 1,500,231st push-up.

On top of that, he broke the record in front of first responders during half-time of the 48th Annual Fun City Bowl, an annual showdown between the FDNY and NYPD football teams hosted by the First Responders Children’s Foundation

“It was awesome to be on the field, to be cheered on by so many first responders,” said Carroll according to a news release from a representative with the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

Carroll is currently working with the Guinness Book of World Records to get his record verified, and he still isn’t done. His one-year time limit wraps up on June 13. He plans to add to his push-up total and make sure the final total features the numbers ’911,’ in honor of the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

You can support him by visiting and donating to his campaign.

About the Tunnel to Towers Foundation

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is dedicated to honoring the sacrifice of FDNY Firefighter Stephen Siller, who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. For 20 years the Foundation has supported our nation’s first responders, veterans, and their families by providing these heroes and the families they leave behind with mortgage-free homes. For more about the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and its commitment to DO GOOD, please visit

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