A 58-year-old grandmother of twelve grandchildren breaks the planking world record: she held the position for more than 4.5 hours


By John

A 58-year-old Canadian grandmother, mother of five and grandmother of twelve grandchildren, has set a new world record for the longest plank ever held by a woman, holding out for 4 hours, 30 minutes and 11 seconds. In this way she exceeds the previous record of 2019 by ten minutes. This was reported by CBSnews.com

DonnaJean Wilde, now retired and a former vice principal, completed this feat at the high school where she worked. She prepared for her attempt by practicing the plank for up to three hours a day, watching movies and studying for a master's degree.

The woman, who has been planking for more than a decade after a wrist injury, took on this challenge despite chronic pain from transverse myelitis. The support of her grandchildren and pain management played a key role in her victory. DonnaJean describes her joy after the record as “overwhelming” and says she is still in disbelief at her success.