17-year-old does 7,000 pullups for Guinness World Record

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Andrew Shapiro set an athletic record that an Olympian would be proud of on Saturday.

The Virginia high school junior performed 7,360 pull-ups in 18 hours to break the Guinness World Record of 6,800 pull-ups in 24 hours from 2015, according to the Washington Post.

Shapiro was inspired by his father’s five-year battle with colon cancer and started training for the record seven months earlier, according to the report.

His next mission? Making it on “American Ninja Warrior,” which has a 21-year age minimum.

“I figure they won’t say no to someone who has the world record for pull-ups,” Shapiro said, according to the newspaper.